The air transport sector resumed in the first half of Italy even if it has not yet recovered its pre-pandemic levels. As ENAC points out in a note, between January and June 2022 the volume of passengers is 4 times that of the first six months of 2021. “We are not yet in the pre-pandemic conditions, but the trend appears positive” notes the Authority according to to which “compared to last year, there was an increase in passengers transported by 314%. More than doubled also the movements, that is to say the number of take-offs and landings in Italian airports”.
In any case, according to ENAC, there are still “about 20 million passengers to call to match the result of 2019: a -23.5% compared to the first half of 3 years ago.” The result is however conditioned by the first months of ‘year, in which stringent restrictions were still in force for flying “underlines the Authority. The traffic recovery phase also allows us to analyze the evolution of the” competitive “scenario, trying to intercept the change in the commercial strategies of the carriers that they are opting for a different positioning on the lines of international traffic.
This is why Enac considered it useful to elaborate an opening of the main routes of scheduled and charter traffic (origin destination Italy to / from the main geographic areas in the world) in order to indicate which areas are driving the recovery the most and, on the contrary , of those that still show a substantial gap with respect to the traffic recorded up to 2019. In addition to the domestic market, Enac notes “there is the boom in departures and arrivals from the Americas, but also the resumption of connections with destinations east of Europe: Middle East and Asia. Overall, the number of passengers transported to and from non-European destinations totals + 588%, which gives us a picture of a renewed desire to travel “.
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