Central America at the forfront of global aviation sector rebound

Photo by Luka Slapnicar 

29th July 2022

According to a study released this week by ForwardKeys (a Spanish firm that monitors travel industry trends), Central America (along with the Caribbean) are the “recovery pacemakers” of the aviation sector, seeing as flights to Central American destinations have risen across the board year-on-year and are projected to keep increasing through the summer. For instance, Central America as a whole received 5% more air travellers this past quarter than during the same span in 2019. Costa Rica is the best-performing Central American locale so far, having experienced a 25% climb this quarter. This data complements recent findings from Hostelworld (per the lead story in our previous issue) indicating that Central America as a region is currently leading global hostel bookings for the first time ever, with total bookings having jumped 40% since before the pandemic.

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