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The European Recovery Gathers Pace
The April results for 250 international airports in Europe definitely point the way to summer traffic levels which risk being at least as good as in 2.....
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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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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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China Traffic Woes Accumulate
Yesterday saw commercial flight departures in China reach a new low.  At 1758 the comparison with levels achieved just two months ago is stark.&n.....
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Top 2021 China Domestic Airport Rankings
With so much focus in Travel Retail on the domestic airports in China, Air4casts’ Chart of the Day lists the top 20 airports in mainland China r.....
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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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Russia Forecast Update
The international and domestic forecasts for all Russian departures and arrivals have again been revised downward.         .....
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The China Forecast Options: International Passengers
It may just be that the Winter Olympics have brought to the forefront of minds the timing of any relaxation in the restrictions on China International.....
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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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Omicron Flight Cancellations: Apparent or Real?
Over the holiday period there was a surge in breathless press reports, many of them beginning in the USA, pointing to a an unprecedented level of flig.....
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Air4casts ChinaDomestic Webinar Is Online
Air4casts' China Domestic data webinar is now available for view in the link below.   Click Here. Happy watching!
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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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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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Day Trips up Threefold
Hainan Island welcomed 5.9 million tourists in June.  Of those the biggest increase came from day trippers who increased over 200 percentage .....
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Hainan’s April Sales Up 49% with Tourists Up 135%
Hainan Island’s total retail sales, domestic and duty free, hit USD 3 billion last month, up by almost a half on April 2020 according to the.....
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Hainan Sales Strong in December but Caution for January
Retail sales of cosmetics, fragrances and skincare on Hainan Island together reached almost USD 350 million in December 2020 according to official.....
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Eurotunnel Rapidly Improves Performance
Today's Chart of the Day from Air4casts examines the latest monthly passenger vehicle statistics from Eurotunnel. They show a rapid return to leve.....
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Holiday Destinations Boost Recovery
Daily flight numbers for this week indicate a strengthening of the recovery which has been slow to get under way.   There are “high&rdq.....
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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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USA Independence Day Travel Down 80%
Daily air passenger numbers from the USA show a significantly less rosy reality than forward bookings suggested in the run-up to the vacation. &nbs.....
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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 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 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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