Air travel continues to recover following the pandemic. According to travel market research agency ‘m1nd-set’, the U.S is leading the recovery of international travel, with 23.69 million international departures in the 1st quarter of 2022, followed by the U.K (17.34 million) and Germany (11.2 million).
Other traditional markets like Dubai, Paris and Amsterdam retained their positions atop the table.
In contrast, the data shows a decline in the Asia Pacific region (APAC), from accounting for 21% of international travel to just 3% during Q1/2022, although showing strong recovery in domestic traffic.
Also cited by the report, the past two years of lockdowns and border closures significantly reordered the ranks of leading nationalities and airports for international traffic, although ‘IATA’ (International Air Transport Association) now predicts that pre-pandemic levels of international air traffic could be reached by 2023.