Skift Travel Health Index: October 2023

The global Skift Travel Health Index has dipped a little, to 103 points for October 2023. Keep reading for insights from the Skift team in the Skift Travel Health Index: October 2023 Highlights.

OAG helps enable Skift's Travel Health Index by providing flight data (powered by OAG Metis).  The Index records travel performance along with other key data points and is a vital source to track the travel industry’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.  

The Skift Travel Health Index is 103 in October 2023.

Global STHI

Highlights from this month's Skift Travel Health Index include:

  • Hong Kong was the only country to gain 1 pp over September 2023. China’s Golden Week holiday from October 1-7 boosted cross-border travel to Hong Kong, thus improving performance.
  • All European countries tracked by the Travel Health Index witnessed a decline in performance in October. Germany and Russia have struggled to recover to 2019 levels for a while.
  • China's domestic airline seat capacity has not only rebounded from the pandemic but has also increased by 10% over 2019 in October 2023. However, international seat capacity remains 45% below pre-pandemic times.

" Europe was impacted the most due to reduced pent-up demand and economic concerns. Despite China's
Golden Week holiday, travel recovery in the country remained sluggish."  - Saniya Zanpure

Download the latest Skift Travel Health Index Highlights here

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