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May Forecast Update: Data and Expectations
With the March actuals from 1150 airports now available, a clear view of April will be available by the middle of this month although complete results.....
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Which Way China Travel?
A week is a long time in the China domestic travel business. In the week before Labour Day holiday it seemed entirely possible that in the week fol.....
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Asia/Pacific; Internationals in March
International actuals in March brought good news. Air4casts is presenting the results for 24 countries in the region covering 146 international air.....
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March Traffic Update
Today Air4casts has March departure and arrival data for 557 airports across the six regions. Taking international and domestic passengers together th.....
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February Air Traffic Review
1150 Airports have now declared their total passenger numbers for the month of February. All data comes from the Air4casts Traffic Control module. .....
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Forecast Update April 2022
Today’s upload of the latest forecast updates is, in global terms, little different from the view taken just a month ago. There are differences.....
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Air4casts iPhone App Update
 Download the latest version of the Air4casts iPhone app today!  The Air4casts Infographics Premium app has just been updated with beautiful.....
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Chinese Domestics in Freefall
No China watcher can have missed the recent and rapid rise in Covid cases: 5280 at the March 15 count.           &.....
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Forecast Update March 2022
The latest monthly forecasts for almost 1600 global airports and 200 travelling nationalities have today been uploaded to client sites. Notwithstan.....
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Omicron hits January Internationals
There are today over 600 airports on the Air4casts system with passenger actuals for January 2022.   Of those 446 have declared their inter.....
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Forecast Update February 2022
The latest forecast revisions have been uploaded to subscribers’ websites.   The initial fears which were Omicron have receded th.....
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Singapore in December; Traffic Doubles
The latest Singapore actuals for the month of December are recently to hand.   They show: ✓ an increase of 107% on November and ✓ a m.....
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Recovery USA: International Focus
December data, available through Air4casts, for 175 international airports in the USA shows passenger levels at 63% of the 2019 level.   Th.....
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Forecast Update; International Focus January 2022
A goodly proportion of subscribers have, of late and quite understandably, been pre-occupied by the possible downside effects of the Omicron variant. .....
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US December Surge in Internationals
December reporting from 168 international airports in the USA reveals:   ✓ a 22% point traffic increase over the previous month while .....
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US International Traffic: Solid November Progress from 177 Airports
Departures and arrivals for the month of November were up by over 14% points compared with Octoberand it is this strength of travel demand which is fu.....
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A Week is a Long Time in the Travel Business
There is a tiny body of executives within the the subscriber community which is exercised by changes to the forecasts. Perhaps missing the point that .....
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Dubai Airport Races to Second Place Globally
Over 1000 airports with October PAX actuals are now on the Air4casts system. Today’s bulletin focuses on the top global international airports. .....
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Dubai Posts Highest PAX Numbers in 18 Months
In an encouraging sign of the gathering pace of recovery Dubai airport’s September PAX were the highest since the start of the pandemic. &nbs.....
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Chinese Domestic Travellers: The September Data
It is welcome news that the sector has recovered  strongly in September after a disastrous August. Sign up here for one of Air4casts’ pe.....
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China Domestics; Reporting the last 7 days
The number of passengers departing Chinese airports on domestic flights in the last seven days was down on the week before.   As importan.....
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Forecast Update October 2021
The Major Change: Europe The European recovery is now well under way and the changes in this forecast set, compared with that developed just a mont.....
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Europe’s Holiday Airports Shine in August
With over 600 airports already reporting their August PAX data, today’s Air4casts’ bulletin looks at the progress being made at European h.....
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Global June/July Growth Hits 44%
Today’s Air4casts bulletin examines the July on June international air passenger growth in the context of the seasonal uplift over each of the p.....
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Haikou Meilan Update
This week’s Hainan report has been updated with the Haikou Meilan airport passenger data for the week ended Wednesday 18 August 2021.  .....
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Rapidly Accelerating Improvement in International Travel
With 250 airports already on the Air4casts system with their full July PAX numbers, today’s Air4casts bulletin looks at the rapidly accelera.....
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Latest August Forecast Update
The latest monthly forecasts for airports, terminals, nationalities, routes and airlines have today been uploaded to client sites. Read on for the.....
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Spain and Turkey Lead Summer Rebound
Yesterday’s international flight departure data confirms, if confirmation is required, the strength of the European recovery. It is, .....
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Forecast Revisions; July Update to 2025
There are brighter spots in the international sector. There is also continued development in domestic travel but there are, without doubt, at leas.....
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Brightening Skies for May Internationals
International airports declaring for June, and today there are 161 of them, are indicating departures and arrivals up 23% on last month: While .....
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Top Departure Terminals in June
Air4casts examines the top terminals in June for both international and domestic passenger departures. Throughout the pandemic there have b.....
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Domestic Passenger Forecast; June Update
Air4casts examines the top terminals in June for both international and domestic passenger departures. Throughout the pandemic there have b.....
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April Actuals Encouragingly Ahead of March
Almost 550 airports from around the world have reported their latest actuals for the month of April.   In the key Trave.....
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US Internationals Strongly Ahead in April
  The 162 US airports reporting their April international traffic numbers are showing an increase in numbers of almost 18% points compared wit.....
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March Latest Actuals
Air4casts has, to date, recorded March passenger actuals from 550 airports around the world which, for the moment is dominated by China whose mass.....
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March Internationals on the Up
Today’s Air4casts bulletin looks at March international departures from the world’s largest airports. Airport actuals are uploa.....
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Americans Flock to Cancun in March
While the international air travel markets of Asia/Pacific and Europe continued to struggle last month, American citizens increased their March ov.....
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The December Spurt and its Significance for 2021
While Q1 of this year will be, in all but a very few areas disappointing to say the least, the December record for international air passengers of.....
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Chinese Airports Turn the Rankings Tables
Updated today with new results from China, this Air4casts bulletin analyses the global airport passenger traffic rankings for the first ten months.....
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Covid-19: Travel Restrictions are Largely Ineffective
It is perhaps a little unlikely that many subscribers will be attentive readers of the “Lancet”: the world’ leading medical jour.....
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Good News from the USA
From the 150 airports who have already declared their international passenger data for the month of November there is: ✓  undoubtedl.....
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Air Travel Trends in 2021
The answers to just two simple questions will say it all: ✓ how strong will any recovery be next year and ✓ under what condition.....
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Middle East October Latest: Strong Growth
Internationals in October: flight data which is available for the first three weeks of the month, indicates a 22% point September to October increase .....
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Asia/Pacific - Good News from India in the October Internationals
Daily international flight departures for the first two weeks in October show really encouraging increases for India:   ✓  for the mon.....
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US International Air Departures on the Rise Again
September international air passenger traffic from every US airport is now available to Air4casts and it is showing the lowest rate of decline since t.....
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Covid Plays Havoc with Airport Rankings
Today’s Air4casts bulletin assesses the July air passenger performance of the world’s two largest economies. All data comes direct from.....
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Europe in September
A slowdown is entirely to be expected as passenger numbers signal the end of the summer season. In a normal year the movement from August t.....
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The Hainan Misconception
It is sometimes assumed by Travel Retail executives that the bulk of visitors to Hainan Island arrive by air. This is a misconception.   Hain.....
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Last Week: European Recovery Continues
Based on the total number of flights for airports in Europe for the week ending Friday last, the 21st August: ✓ departures and arrivals had recov.....
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July Internationals; Top 10 Reporting Airports
July’s top ten international PAX performers are, without exception, European for the reasons that: ✓  there is a recovery of sorts get.....
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July Passenger Actuals Double in a Month
July passenger actuals for 288 airports, covering both international and domestic passenger flows, are now available on the Air4casts’ servers.....
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Hainan: Impressive July Performance
With Hainan Island’s duty free shopping spend in the first week of July reaching USD 64 million, Air4casts examines the latest July travel trend.....
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Recovery Forecasts; The European Summer Season
With governments working hard to establish safe air corridors to allow tourists to travel to their summer destinations, and with Ryanair announcing a .....
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China International Recovery Setback
In response to announcements by national airlines that they intended a rapid return to fuller international schedules, the Chinese Civil Aviation Auth.....
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China Daily; May Data Confirms the Recovery
The latest passenger numbers, for 12 May and principally domestic passengers, show that the recovery is continuing even after the excitement of the ho.....
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China Recovery Watch; May Day Holiday Air Travel Performance
Daily travel data just released from the Chinese government pinpoints what actually happened over the May Day holiday period.   The focus is .....
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South Korea in April: A Single Bright Spot
Airport passenger actuals for the period ending 28 April do not yet quite complete the month but they are a sufficient indicator of the present state .....
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China Recovery Watch; May Day Recovery Good News
Data just released by Ctrip confirms the expected/hoped for boost in travel demand.   It goes without saying that the continuing limita.....
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March Airport Actuals: Domestic Focus
It is all too evident that, for international passenger numbers at least, the March actuals are simply one step away from an April which is as close t.....
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South Korean Domestic Market in April
There is life still in the important South Korean domestic/leisure market.   Battered certainly by the ramifications of Coronavirus and.....
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Coronavirus Airport Rankings
The Air4casts Coronavirus module updates the 2020 monthly forecasts by airport and nationality every day to take into account each new hard piece of d.....
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COVID-19; Today’s Airport Passenger Updates
Today’s Coronavirus briefing focuses on two crucial crisis data strands ✓ hard February airport passenger data and ✓ the Chine.....
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The Coronavirus and International Air Travel
Today’s Air4casts analysis examines the possible impact of the Coronavirus using the evidence of the effects of previous and similar viral o.....
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Chinese New Year Travel - What a Difference a Year Makes
Today’s Air4casts analysis covers the fastest growing foreign terminals for Chinese air travellers over the peak 15 day New Year holiday per.....
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Mixed Chinese Travel Messages in the Final Quarter of 2019
  Today's client exclusive analysis focuses on the striking Chinese destination performance extremes now in evidence for the final.....
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