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Airline Passenger Demand Maintains Historic Growth Rates in 2013

February 7, 2014 Comments off

Passenger Demand Maintains Historic Growth Rates in 2013
Source: International Air Transport Association

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced full-year traffic results for 2013 showing a 5.2% increase in passenger demand compared to 2012. The 2013 performance aligns with the average annual growth rate of the past 30 years. Capacity rose 4.8% and load factor averaged 79.5% up 0.4 percentage points over 2012.

Demand in international markets (5.4%) expanded at a slightly faster rate than domestic travel (4.9%).Strongest overall growth (domestic and international combined) was recorded by carriers in the Middle East (11.4%) followed by Asia-Pacific (7.1%), Latin America (6.3%) and Africa (5.2%). The slowest growth was in the developed markets of North America (2.3%) and Europe (3.8%).

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Aviation — Global Accident Rate Reaches New Low – Regional Challenges Remain

March 9, 2012 Comments off

Global Accident Rate Reaches New Low – Regional Challenges Remain
Source: International Air Transport Association (IATA)

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the 2011 accident rate for Western-built jets was the lowest in aviation history, surpassing the previous mark set in 2010.

The 2011 global accident rate (measured in hull losses per million flights of Western-built jets) was 0.37, the equivalent of one accident every 2.7 million flights. This represented a 39% improvement compared to 2010, when the accident rate was 0.61, or one accident for every 1.6 million flights. A hull loss is an accident in which the aircraft is destroyed or substantially damaged and not subsequently repaired for whatever reason including a financial decision by the owner.

Safety by the numbers:

  • 2.8 billion people flew safely on 38 million flights (30 million by jet, 8 million by turboprop)
  • 11 hull loss accidents involving Western-built jets compared to 17 in 2010
  • 92 total accidents (all aircraft types, Eastern and Western built) down from 94 in 2010
  • 5 fatal hull loss accidents involving Western-built jets down from 8 in 2010
  • 22 fatal accidents (all aircraft types) versus 23 in 2010
  • 486 fatalities compared to 786 in 2010
  • Fatality rate dropped to 0.07 per million passengers from 0.21 in 2010 based on Western-built jet operations

+ 2011 Aviation Safety Performance (PDF)

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