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Last Look at May Passenger Traffic
  Today we report on the major airports worldwide that have declared their international passenger numbers for the month of May.   .....
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Kicking Forecasters is Fun
And especially so when they dare to be specific about recoveries.   First over the top at the end of last year was ACI [Airports Council In.....
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Hong Kong: Heading in the Wrong Direction
In November last year HKG hit the 75% recovery mark; it had been growing steadily if not hugely since a modest turning point in August. But since the .....
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May Forecast Update
Two features are important in this most recent forecast update which has been uploaded for clients today.   The 2019 Recovery Benchmark .....
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Europe's Two Speed Recovery
With the majority of Europe’s international airports already reporting March passenger numbers their collective performance compared with M.....
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December Traffic: Mixed Messages at the Close of the Year
  The Air4casts data service focuses on December data from the airlines and airports.   Ryanair and Wizz Air Surge Ahead of 2019 .....
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Hainan’s Luxury Sales Boost June’s Retail Performance
Published yesterday Hainan’s June retail sales by category show purchases of Luxury Clothing and Jewellery together hitting USD 155 million for .....
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The Luxury Traveller in First Class
While any announcement of the death of First Class travel is premature, there are certainly challenges ahead.   ✓ the longer-term context.....
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The Luxury Shopper 2023 : Premium Chinese Travellers
Next month the number of international, passengers holding premium class tickets, that is Business or First, and departing from airports on the Chines.....
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The Chinese Shopper in Hong Kong
Mainland Chinese visitors to Hong Kong soared to almost 2 million in March and that surge is bringing major demographic changes to the Chinese visitor.....
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One Week, Two Press Releases, A Single Theme
The first from ACI in raises doubts about the strength of the recovery in Asia/Pacific pointing to high ticket rises as an impediment to growth. The s.....
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Chart of the Day: Athens Record Breaking March
The first of the big European airports to publish their March PAX actuals, Athens, is comfortably ahead of March 2019.   International passeng.....
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Chart of the Day - The Rise and Rise of Ryanair
Ryanair carried 14% more passengers in February 2023 than it did in February 2019, making this February its highest February on record in passenger vo.....
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Asia/Pacific Leaps Ahead in February
With February PAX actuals from 700 global airports now on the Air4casts reporting system, today’s traffic bulletin highlights results from the b.....
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Cathay Pacific Carries 1.1 Million Passengers in February
Cathay Pacific Airlines carried over 1.1 million passengers in February, still down almost 61% on February 2019 but up almost 3500% points on the same.....
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Forecast Update March 2023
This month’s forecast revision indicates an acceleration in the rates of recovery when compared with the outlook produced a month ago.  .....
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Macau Bounces Back with a Roar
A dramatic reversal of fortune took place in Macau in January.     Visitors from the Chinese mainland more than tripled compared with .....
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Tracking the Chinese Traveller
With Chinese outbound travel gaining strength Air4casts will, over the coming weeks, analyse each of the key Chinese destination markets.   .....
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Chart of the Day - The Asia/Pacific Bounce Back
December results from the region’s biggest airports show some big improvements with airports as diverse as Mumbai, Singapore and Sydney now lead.....
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Hainan Year of the Rabbit Travel Just 13% Below 2019…and Catching up Fast
Last week’s data from Hainan’s biggest airport show passenger numbers soaring past half a million in the crucial run-up to Chinese New Yea.....
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Hainan Now in Real Recovery Mode
Subscribers to the Air4casts ChinaDomestic module are avid watchers of our weekly air passenger numbers from the island’s biggest airport, Haiko.....
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2023 International Passenger Forecast
There is growing excitement about the prospects for an accelerated recovery in Asia/Pacific international traffic.   In the case of Hong Ko.....
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Changes in China Policy: Hong Kong Flight Schedules
This week Air4casts is reporting on five important traffic indicators: #1 to Watch; Daily Domestic Travel - Yesterday #2 to Watch; Hong Kong Flight .....
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Changes in China Policy; Watch Out for Five Indicators
For the next four days Air4casts will be exploring five important traffic indicators which, taken together and separately, may be interpreted as indic.....
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Great News for Hainan Island as Air Passengers Increase Dramatically
Since the latest bout of Covid cases on Hainan Island weekly air passenger arrivals had been in steep decline.  The picture for the last 7 days h.....
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China’s Domestic Air Traffic Down 40%
After an encouraging July upswing in domestic air travel on mainland China, August proved problematical.   Once again the Chinese governmen.....
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Forecast Update August 2022
The latest monthly forecasts have today been uploaded to client sites.   Europe and North America This Year and Next The rate of recover.....
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July Forecast Review
This forecast, for both 2022 and 2023, is below the projection generated a month ago. Of itself this is of importance but perhaps of more importance i.....
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Hainan’s Retail Sales Back on Track
Whilst Hainan Island’s tourism business was deeply affected by the recent Covid lockdowns, retail sales just published for May show real signs o.....
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June Forecast Update
Subscriber interest this month is likely to be focused on airports in the Western Hemisphere since there is an inevitable acceptance among subscribers.....
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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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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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Hainan Year of the Tiger
Hainan’s biggest airport has just achieved its highest weekly PAX number in six months.   Haikou Meilan airport’s passenger cou.....
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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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Hainan Tourists Improve in January
Data received today from Haikou Meilan airport shows a distinct improvement in domestic air travel to the island this week.   The airport h.....
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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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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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Hainan Island This Week PLUS
This week’s Hainan PAX numbers have today been uploaded to client websites. Subscribers will see that passengers are down, both on the same week.....
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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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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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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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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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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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