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Global Air Travel Rebounds Post-Pandemic

Global Air Travel Rebounds Post-Pandemic

With passenger numbers reaching around 8.5 billion, the global air travel industry experienced a significant rebound in 2023, thus marking a 93.8 percent recovery from pre-pandemic levels. This data was reported by Airports Council International (ACI), a trade association of the world’s airports. The report highlighted the resurgence of both domestic and international air travel markets. 

In terms of domestic air travel, the market grew by 20.2 percent, recovering an impressive 96.8 percent of 2019 levels. Similarly, international travel showed a remarkable growth of 36.5 percent, reclaiming 90.4 percent of its pre-pandemic levels. 

The top ten busiest airports in the world played an important role in this recovery, accounting for 10 percent of the global air traffic, which amounted to 806 million passengers. These airports collectively witnessed a 19.8 percent increase from 2022 and a 0.7 percent rise compared to 2019 figures.

Among these top airports, Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi, secured its position, showcasing the resilience and growth of the country’s aviation sector. The airport’s inclusion in this prestigious list reflects India’s expanding economy and its increasing significance in the global travel market.