The latest data from ForwardKeys, which analyses global aviation capacity, flight searches and over 17 million flight booking transactions a day, reveals that in 2019 growth in international air travel, as measured by passenger journeys, grew by 4.5%. Travel between Middle Eastern countries grew by 0.7% while travel to other parts of the world fell by 3.9%.
The stand-out region in terms of international aviation growth in 2019 was Asia Pacific, where international outbound travel grew by 7.7%, reflecting the strong economic growth of the region. There, international travel grew by 7.5%. The third placed region was the Americas, where international outbound travel grew by 4.8%. Travel between countries in the region grew by 3.2%. Outbound travel from Europe grew by 3.7%. Travel between European countries grew by 3.3% and travel to other continents grew by 5.5%.
Bookings between European countries are ahead 9.6% and bookings to other continents are ahead 11.8%.
In third place, is the Asia Pacific, where international bookings are ahead 8.3%. Between countries within the region, bookings are ahead 7.7% and long-haul bookings are ahead 9.7%.
Between countries within the region, bookings are ahead 6.8% but long-haul bookings are ahead by just 0.4%.
Collected and summarized from the source below by Tran Thi Tan https://www.traveldailynews.com/post/international-aviation-growth-slowed-to-45-in-2019