An article by Chloé, added on 22 November 2022 2 min. reading

Air traffic is one of the sectors that has been most affected since the start of the pandemic in 2019. In fact, the impact of health restrictions has drastically slowed down the activity of airlines. However, in October 2022, we see that the rates tend to equalize again!

Indeed, the traffic observed in October 2022 in the french airports corresponds to 89,5% of that observed in the same month of 2019. Thus, since the beginning of the year, 121,91 million passengers were recorded showing a residual traffic rate that reached 79,1% of the same period in 2019.

The DGAC's TendanCiel monthly index tells us that airlines posted last month “best monthly traffic recovery rate” recorded since the start of the health crisis.

Le domestic traffic settles this month at 86,7%  October 2019, i.e. an annual cumulative traffic recovery rate of 83,6%. The best results observed are on the segments including the Overseas Territories (95,5%), with figures falling further behind on the radial links in Metropolitan France (76,6%).

In addition, we note that following the reopening of many borders and the lifting of restrictions, international traffic reaches 90,2% from that of October 2019. Thus, we note values ​​greater than or equivalent to 2019:

  • 106,8% for Africa
  • Greater than 50% for Asia.

For Asia year-to-date, its residual rate is around 78,0%, a first for the continent whose rate has never exceeded 50%.

Air traffic is finally coming back to life!

Trafic aérien en France en octobre : 89,5% des niveaux de 2019 2 Air Journal