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African Airlines traffic slipped 1.1% in February

Posted 2 April 2020 · Add Comment

Following IATA’s latest analysis of demand for passenger air transport based on traffic data for February 2020 when there was a 14% plunge in demand (compared with Feb 2019), as the COVID-19 and associated travel restrictions began to be introduced, African airlines saw a 1.1% drop in traffic versus a 5.6% traffic increase recorded in January and the weakest outcome since 2015.

 

 

The decline was driven by around a 35% year-on-year traffic fall in the Africa-Asia market. However, capacity rose 4.8%.

 

Load factor sagged 3.9 percentage points to 65.7%, the lowest among global regions.

 

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