Today AAPA Director General Subhas Menon spoke exclusively with Simple Flying on the pace of recovery for airlines in Asia-Pacific.
June was another month of progress for airlines in Asia-Pacific so Simple Flying spoke with AAPA boss Subhas Menon about what lies ahead.
Asia-Pacific airlines are operating at around 70% of 2019 levels, although they are steadily growing.
Airlines in Asia-Pacific are on a steady path to post-COVID recovery, but that will ramp up when Southeast Asian airlines add more capacity.
AAPA Director General Subhas Menon spoke exclusively to Simple Flying about the constraints Asia-Pacific airlines face on the road to recovery.
Asia-Pacific is barely halfway back to pre-COVID passenger numbers, and at the rate it's going, it will take years to recover fully.
Airlines in the region are seeing travelers returning in huge numbers.
The region saw 13.4 million international passengers in November 2022.
Asia-Pacific aviation has found a new balance in its COVID recovery and is set for an excellent 2023.
Demand within the region surged by more than 600% year-on-year.
The airline is hoping to widen its reach in articulating opinions regarding industry issues.
AAPA's Assembly of Presidents concluded with three resolutions calling for governments to address airline regulatory challenges.
For the first time in four years, Asia-Pacific Airline bosses met in person at the AAPA assembly in Bangkok.
Asia-Pacific airlines are enjoying a healthy rise in traffic numbers, setting the scene for the AAPA Assembly of Presidents in November.
Asia-Pacific airlines are only at 34% of pre-COVID levels and until China reopens it's hard to see them getting back to where they were in 2019.
The increasing willingness to fly continues to drive a recovery in both leisure and business travel.
Asia-Pacific airline traffic is growing but is less than 25% of per-COVID levels, with weekly capacity down by nine million seats.