of Asia Pacific Region it will no longer be the world’s largest travel region until the end of 2022, relinquishing the title to Europe. That’s according to a new report from international travel industry analysts at Center for Aviation.
The organization discussed how aviation in the region remains down by 45 percent compared to pre-pandemic levels, while European air travel has recovered to approximately 85 percent of pre-pandemic levels. That being said, we believe the reason is that China is still closed/closed.
In 2019, 3.38 billion passengers transited through Asia Pacific airports. CAPA reported current forecasts that only 1.84 billion passengers would pass through Asia Pacific hubs by the end of this year. Most travel to Asia Pacific destinations remains at 50 percent or more below 2019 levels.
India stands out at just 11 percent below 2019. CAPA predicts that Asia Pacific will not see a full return to pre-pandemic travel figures until the end of 2023 or the beginning of 2024.
China’s international share of Asia Pacific countries fell from 26.2 percent in 2019 to about 5 percent in 2022, as this chart highlights:
Report from the Center for Aviation
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