ARC/Expedia: Intra-Asia traveller volumes driving international arrivals

    Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC) and Expedia, via their joint ‘2018 Air Travel Outlook Report’ released (12-Dec-2017), the following insights into international economy and premium passenger flows to top airport destinations:

    • Asia: ARC’s data revealed intra-Asia traveller volumes are driving international arrivals to airports across Asia and much of this is concentrated within North Asia;
    • North AmericaUS inbound international traffic flows vary widely by destination, driven by a variety of flight origins within Europe, Asia and Latin America as top feeder markets to the busiest US airports;
      • New York is the top inbound economy travel hub for the US;
      • New York and Los Angeles are the key premium travel hubs in North America;
    • Europe: London is the key feeder of passenger volumes to the busiest destinations;
    • Asia-origin flights (Flights with segments originating in North Asia):
      • Shanghai, Taipei and Seoul are fueling inbound travel to key European airports/cities;
      • Dubai is the hub of Middle East travel into London and Paris/Europe for economy cabin travelers;
    • Latin America: Cancun dominates the region. Cancun’s popularity is predominantly driven by international economy travel from the US. [more – original PR]