the Volume of global traffic in 2019 decreased in 2019 to 4.2% yoy from 7.3% in the previous year, said international air transport Association (IATA).
IATA noted that in 2019 the long-term trend growth of 5.5% stopped for the first time since the financial crisis of 2008-2009.
in December 2019 the growth of air travel was 4.5%, whereas in the previous month and 3.3%.
General Director of Association Alexander de Juniac noted that the airlines have coped with the sustained growth in 2019, although the sector saw many challenges, which include weak performance of the global economy, the low activity of trade, and political and geopolitical tensions in the world.
it is Noted that the volume of international passenger traffic in 2019 increased by 4.1% and domestic is 4.5%. In December, the growth amounted to 3.8% and 5.8%, respectively.
In the regional context, as of December 2019, the highest growth of passenger traffic was observed in North America — 8.6% increase in the Middle East — by 5.9%, in Africa — 5.4%. In the Asia-Pacific region (APR) growth was 3.5% in Europe and 2.5% in Latin America, the increase reached only 1.5%.
According to the Federal air transport Agency, the volume of passenger traffic in Russia in 2019 rose by 12.6% in annual terms. The volume of international passenger traffic by Russian companies grew 16.6%, internal — by 7.4%.
In December, the volume of passenger traffic increased by 8.6%, including international 11.3%, internal — by 5.2%.