ARC Finds Average Ticket Price Remains Virtually Same as 2017
Travel to and within the U.S. grew 3.0 percent year-over-year in November, according to the U.S. Travel Associations latest Travel Trends Index (TTI) – marking the industrys 107th straight month of overall expansion.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced healthy but moderating global passenger traffic results for November 2018. Total revenue passenger kilometers (RPKs) rose 6.2% compared to November 2017, a slight deceleration from 6.3% growth in October.
Hong Kong Airlines once again claims the title as the most punctual airline in Asia Pacific, and the third most punctual worldwide, according to the OAG Punctuality League 2019, which is the most comprehensive annual ranking of on-time performance (OTP) for the worlds airlines and airports.
Industrial action and weather put dent in the OTP for regional airlines and airports; Paris CDG takes the biggest hit
Low-cost carriers, including Spirit, Southwest, Allegiant and WestJet continue strong punctuality performance, all finishing in the top 10 for North American airlines
The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), together with the European Travel Commission (ETC) launched a new report on health tourism. Part of their joint research programme, the study is the first attempt to set a coherent conceptualization of health tourism and define the motivations behind travellers looking for health-related services.
ARC Data Shows International Passenger Trips Increased 7 Percent Year-Over-Year
ARC Data Also Shows Travel Increased to Many European Destinations
In October 2018, marketing carriers posted an on-time arrival rate of 82.3 percent, up from the 81.9 percent on-time rate in September 2018. On-time numbers for marketing carriers were not reported in previous years.