It covers matters of relevance for understanding air transport statistics or preparing air transport forecasts.
In this issue we focus on several topics, including:
- Since the beginning of 2018 (January-September), European flights remained on average 3.5% above the 2017 levels. Growth in the summer months (June to August) was particularly strong and averaged at 3.8%. The updated forecast is for 3.7% more flights for Europe in 2018.
- IATA has forecast global air passenger numbers to double by 2037 to 8.2 billion per year.
- Airline ticket prices were on average 1.1% more expensive during the first nine months of 2018 compared with a year
- Oil prices have risen to a four-year high in October to hit €71 per barrel and were up 25% on January 2018.