North American airlines reported a 77.9% traffic slowdown compared to April 2019, IATA reported.
At the same time, capacity contracted 59.3% and load factor fell 37.8 percentage points, to 45.0 percent.
Among the largest airlines in North America the region are: American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, Jet Bue and West Jet.
North American airlines
For their part, Latin American airlines experienced a drop of 81.1% in April 2021 compared to April 2019.
Similarly, in this region, April capacity fell 75.8% and load factor fell 18.0 percentage points, to 64.6%, the best global figure for the seventh consecutive month.
Asia-Pacific airlines traffic decreased 94.4% compared to April 2019.
With this, the region once again led the fall in traffic for the ninth consecutive month.
While capacity contracted 86.3%, load factor sank 47.7 percentage points, to 33.5%, the lowest global figure.
In turn, European airlines registered a slowdown of 87.7% compared to April 2019, barely unchanged compared to the 88.2% drop registered in March 2021 (compared to March 2019).
Capacity fell 78.2% and load factor fell 37.3 percentage points to 48.4 percent.
Finally, Middle Eastern airlines saw an 82.9% contraction in April 2021 versus April 2019, a worsening from the 81.6% decline in March 2021 (versus March 2019).
In addition, capacity contracted 65.3% and load factor fell 41.1 percentage points, to 39.6 percent.
Total demand for April 2021 (measured in passenger-kilometers carried, RPK for its acronym in English) decreased 65.4% compared to April 2019, although it improved compared to the fall of 66.9% registered in March 2021 ( vs. March 2019) thanks to better performance in most domestic markets.
Meanwhile, global domestic demand contracted 25.7% compared to pre-crisis levels (April 2019), an important improvement compared to March 2021, when the performance contracted 31.6% compared to March 2019 data.