Air India Finishes 2023 on the Cusp of Pre-Pandemic Recovery

Air India Finishes 2023 on the Cusp of Pre-Pandemic Recovery
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Air India finished 2023 on the cusp of pre-pandemic recovery, and looks to set to exceed this going into 2024.

The last 12 months has seen the airline begin the start of a new transformation process which includes new aircraft, new routes, and a determination to be the best in the industry.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

Air India Is So Close to Pre-Pandemic Recovery…

Air India Finishes 2023 on the Cusp of Pre-Pandemic Recovery
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For the final week of 2023, Air India handled 433 movements, which is based on a seven day rolling average provided by flight tracking company RadarBox.

This represents an increase of 16.09% compared to the same period last year, but is around nine movements shy of pre-pandemic levels.

Below is the last four weeks’ worth of data representing the carrier:

Date2019 Numbers2022 Numbers2023 NumbersPercentage Difference (2023 vs. 2022)
November 21-28445 movements373 movements426 movements+14.21%
November 28-December 5452 movements374 movements429 movements+14.71%
December 5-12452 movements380 movements420 movements+10.53%
December 12-19460 movements371 movements432 movements+16.44%

What we can see from the data is that Air India is growing the number of flights at a steady and positive rate.

The gap between 2023’s numbers and 2019’s is not much at all. As more aircraft are delivered over the course of this year, new routes and additional frequencies will no doubt be added, which will propel the carrier over the line and to continue it’s course towards growth.

All eyes will be on how this goes for the carrier.

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