• COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Impact on Aviation:


More details on the reported cases, recoveries, and death toll is available through Johns Hopkins University click here

*Changes are year on year (week compared with equivalent in previous year based on reported schedules)

AACO Members Capacity Changes:

*Changes are year on year (week compared with equivalent in previous year based on reported schedules)


Economic Updates:

 More details on the outlook scenario is available here




*measured using Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI), which tracks business confidence amongst managers at manufacturing and services firms. Above 50 represents an expansion, below 50 represents a contraction when compared to previous month.



Crude Oil Price:









Latest Reports:

3rd Status Report - State of Affairs of Travel & Tourism and What is Needed for a Smooth Recovery (English - Arabic)

World Economic Outlook Update, October 7, 2020

Africa and Middle East COVID-19 Updates by IATA - October 21

ICAO Update on Economic Impact of COVID-19 - 08 October 2020

WHO Weekly Epidemiological Updates  - 20 October 2020

COVID-19 Downgrade for global air travel outlook by IATA

IATA Revised Airlines Financial Monitor - September 2020

IATA Revised Air Passenger Monthly Analysis - August 2020

IATA Revised Cargo Chartbook - Q3 2020

Regional Briefing - Africa & Middle East - August 2020

ICAO Releases Global Implementation Road Map for Applying CART Recommendations and Take-off Document. Click Here to Download the Document. 

ICAO Council Aviation Recovery Task Force (CART) latest report and recommendations ("Take-off" document). Click to download (Report - "Take-off" document) 



Latest Updates:

Airports now join airlines in calling for removal passengers quarantines

UK looks at changing airport coronavirus quarantine rules to help travel industry

Does Coronavirus spread during flight journeys? Here is what we know about in-flight transmission of COVID-19

Qatar extends quarantine rules for travellers to December 31

Oman Airports: PCR result processing service to resume at Muscat International Airport

IATA Revises 2020 Passenger Traffic Forecast Down in the Middle East

COVID-19: Bahrain reports 21 percent increase in air travellers

Emirates returns AED 5 billion (US$ 1.4 billion) to customers in refunds

Qatar Airways got $1.95b government lifeline after losses widened

Saudi economy shrank by 7% in Q2 showing depth of coronavirus hit

EU and Georgia sign Financing Agreements for COVID-19 Recovery worth 129 million

1.7 million Middle East jobs will be lost due to COVID-19 and border closures

Kenya economy shrinks for the first time in 12 years on COVID-19

Useful Links:

Active Fleet Comparisons by Aircraft Types

Economic Impact of COVID-19 on Air Transport (Monthly Updates)

Operational Impact of COVID-19 on Air Transport (Monthly Updates)

 EU Commission launches a website to safely resume travelling and tourism in the EU

Government measures related to Coronavirus by IATA

Arab Civil Aviation Organization COVID-19 Page

List of travel restrictions by IATA Travel Centre

The Effects of the Coronavirus on Markets by Argus Media

World Economic Forum Coverage on COVID-19

Eurocontrol Aircraft Movement Tracker

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