#IATA shares airlines financial monitor report December 2021 and January 2022

(Posted 19th January 2022)

Airlines Financial Monitor
December 2021 – January 2022

IATA is pleased to share herewith the December 2021 to January 2022 report of the Airlines Financial Monitor.

Key points:

The latest financial results confirm that the pressure on the industry’s operating profitability eased in Q3 2021. In the sample of 87 airlines, the operating loss – improved from 13.6% of revenues in Q2 to 2.6% in Q3.

The Global airline share price index picked up in January 2022 amid investors’ confidence that Omicron-related disruptions might have a smaller impact on the travel industry than previously expected. Nevertheless, the index remains 30% below pre-crisis levels.

Jet fuel prices also rebounded from the Omicron-related dip in December and are currently at the highest level since late-2018. The elevated price is adding extra pressure on airlines’ operating costs just at the time when travel demand is being hit by renewed travel restrictions.

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