(05 May 2021)
According to IATA, passenger traffic in March
2021 fell when compared to pre-COVID levels (March 2019), but rose compared
to the immediate month prior (February 2021).
Because comparisons between 2021 and 2020 monthly
results are distorted by the extraordinary impact of COVID19,
unless otherwise noted all comparisons below are to March 2019, which
followed a normal demand pattern.
Total demand for air travel in March 2021, measured in revenue passenger kilometers
(RPKs), was down 67.2%
compared to March 2019. That was an improvement over the 74.9%
decline recorded in February 2021 versus February 2019. The better