A new approach in tracking travel demand
The scale of the current crisis in airlines is unprecedented. To recover, the industry will need better data on where and when demand is likely to rebound.
Managing the reopening and recovery of the airline sector will be a significant challenge given the uncertainty that surrounds travel regulations and traveller sentiment. The traditional booking funnel, in which travellers move from interest to travel purchase, no longer follows its previous pattern and pace. As such, airlines will need to update their capacity choices and meet recovering travel demand—and with much shorter timelines than before.
To help formulate a response to these challenges, IATA and McKinsey partnered to develop Air Travel Pulse, a dashboard that provides the travel industry with a current and comprehensive view of travel demand and indications of recovery. 1 Air Travel Pulse brings together and summarizes the traditional leading travel-demand indicators (such as air-travel search and ticketing data, flight schedules, and cancellations) with other public data sources (such as travel restrictions, online search behavior, and other traveler activity). The goal is to allow airlines and other travel-sector participants to better gauge the progression of the booking funnel, deploy capacity, allocate marketing resources, and adjust pricing in the months ahead.
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