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October US Internationals Outpace Seasonal Norm
October PAX actuals from all US international airports are today on the Air4casts system.   In advance of what is shaping up to be a bumper.....
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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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Monitoring the International Recovery: September Airport Actuals
Under normal circumstances it would have been expected that the September returns from the international airports would have shown a predictable seaso.....
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Hainan October Recovery Challenge
  The Chinese holiday season means that, today, Air4casts is able to report on two weeks of air passenger traffic data from .....
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Latest September Forecast Update
The latest September forecasts have today been uploaded to client sites.   Ryanair, for the month of October, is forecasting to sel.....
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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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The Weekly China Report
This week’s Hainan report has been updated with the latest weekly Haikou Meilan airport passenger data for the week ended Wednesday 21 July .....
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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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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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Domestic Air Travel Update March 2021
A central feature of the 400 airports that have, to date, reported their March domestic passenger actuals is the resurgence in the Chinese market .....
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Latest Forecast Review
The latest forecasts for over 1500 airports have today been uploaded to client websites. This briefing examines the latest outlook by region. &.....
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March Forecast Update
The revised passenger forecasts, uploaded to subscribers’ websites today, represent no more than a  modest change on the outlook develo.....
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Forecast Update February
That there continues to be substantial pent-up demand for international travel has, from the evidence, never been in doubt.   Europ.....
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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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American Overseas Travel Hits Covid Era High
Hot off the press from the US government is the news that 1.7 million American passport holders took an international flight out of the US in Dece.....
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Covid Vaccination Progress
Today’s Chart of the Day shows the top 15 countries in the world for the number of Covid vaccinations per 100 people. As of Monday th.....
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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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Tourists Top 9 Million and Cosmetics Sales Soar
  The Hainan provincial government’s monthly report for October highlights the extent of the island’s emergence as the key.....
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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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Covid-19; the Second Wave and Travel Retail
While not entirely a European phenomenon, it is evident also in the USA, in some countries of Latin America and now in South Korea, the second wav.....
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Positive News from November Flight Data
There are important regional pockets which continue to suggest that the single largest impediment to the recovery of air travel is the policies of.....
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November Departures Give Grounds for Optimism, Europe Apart
International departures for the first two weeks of this month do confirm that, in five out of the six regions of the world, a recovery is under w.....
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Hainan September Sales by Category
With Hainan Island’s Duty Free sales topping USD 1.63 billion from 1st July to 19 October, today’s Air4casts bulletin examines the drivers.....
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September Air Departures Show Dramatic Shifts
Today’s Air4casts bulletin examines the prospects for domestic and international air travel in light of the latest September airport passenger d.....
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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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US August Internationals Up 24% on July
The US August data set is a substantial 159 international airports.   It indicates that the recovery which was well under way in July has now.....
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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 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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Tracking Daily Air Traveller Numbers in the USA
Today's Chart of the Day from Air4casts examines the daily air passenger count across US airports. Passenger departures are running at a significa.....
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Hainan Island Breaks Post Pandemic Records
On Thursday last we reported the good news that Hainan’s travel numbers were progressing steadily week on week. Today's bulletin goes fur.....
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Domestic Air Travel Leads the Way in May
With the global air travel recovery inching forward at a snail’s pace day by day, Air4casts examines a strange new world where the domestic reco.....
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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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Business Travellers; Will They…?
Speculation about profound changes in travel preferences and patterns as a result of the Coronavirus, is not now, in short supply.   A .....
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Spain; What a Difference a Month Makes
One of the most international tourist destinations in Europe, Spain is no exception to the April rule: air travel is as near to zero as makes no diffe.....
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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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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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China Recovery Watching
Today's Air4casts bulletin analyses the domestic and international March airport passenger counts from China's top airports.   .....
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China Domestic Recovery Watch; Hotel Occupancy
Hotel occupancy rates are one of the best available weekly indicators of any recovery in Chinese domestic travel and this summary provides an invaluab.....
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One Step Forwards, Another Step Backwards
With today’s May nowcast showing an almost 94% reduction in international air passenger traffic versus last year, today’s Air4casts bullet.....
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China: Domestic Routes Will Lead the Recovery
For the past two months Air4casts has measured the effect of all the travel restrictions, flight cancellations and border closures on the internationa.....
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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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Coronavirus Impacts 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 Spread; Implications for Travel Retail
There are today over 60 thousand confirmed cases worldwide which must necessarily prompt questions about the rate of spread in the coming days and abo.....
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