Industry Update May 2023

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latest information and aviation industry updates for airline crew

Industry Shape and Trends

May 2023 was an exciting month for the commercial airline industry, with some significant developments in aircraft technology and new air routes being announced.

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released its April 2023 Passenger Traffic Report, which showed that global passenger traffic rose 83.1% in April 2023 compared to April 2022. This was the highest level of traffic since April 2019, before the COVID-19 pandemic. The IATA report also showed that domestic air travel grew at a faster pace than international travel, with a 106.7% increase in April 2023 compared to April 2022. This reflects growing confidence in the safety of air travel as vaccination rates rise and travel restrictions ease in many countries.

Additionally, several airlines announced plans to add new routes, including direct flights from Australia to Europe and the United States. These developments show that the industry is starting to rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic and is poised for growth in the coming months and years.

Aircraft Orders and Deliveries

Here are the orders and deliveries for major aircraft manufacturers for April 2023:

Airbus Orders:

  • A320neo: 4
  • A330-800: 1
  • A350: 20

Airbus Deliveries:

  • A220: 6
  • A319neo: 1
  • A320neo: 17
  • A321neo: 24
  • A330-900: 2
  • A350-900: 4

Boeing Orders:

  • 737 MAX: 16
  • 777F: 1
  • 787 Dreamliner: 17

Boeing Deliveries:

  • 737 MAX: 17
  • 787 Dreamliner: 6
  • 777F: 1
  • 767-300F: 1
  • 737-800: 1

Embraer Deliveries (1st Quarter):

  • E175: 2
  • E195-E2: 5

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