Aviation Insights Report – October 2019

Dr. Ali Gazala
Data Scientist

We launched Aviation Rank™ this month – and have been swamped with inquiries from airlines since. But our data team still managed to carve out the time to identify some of the most interesting events coming up in October for airlines and businesses that cater to significant volumes of inbound travelers, such as accommodation, transport and food retail.

Around 80,000 people will be attending wood industry conference Intermob in Turkey. A similar volume attending a large expo coordinated by Compagnie Fruitière, the largest producer of pineapples and bananas in Africa, Caribbean and the Pacific region.

As always, there are several large events that will cause ticket sale spikes occurring across the United States. The largest of these is Texas’s Austin City Limits Music Festival, which will attract almost half a million people to the event.

But high impact events are not always about size. Singapore’s ITS World Congress is a world leading transport technology event. It is particularly interesting given its high volume of international guests and the fact it rotates location each year. This means demand forecasters for routes to Copenhagen may well be preparing for a demand spike that won’t reoccur, while Singapore revenue analysts may be about to miss this 2019 spike.

Our Predicted Impactful Events

World Dairy Expo1 – 5 OctWisconsin, USA65136
NACS Show2 – 4 OctGeorgia, USA23500
Austin City Limits Music Festival5 – 14 OctTexas, USA450000
NRL Grand FinalOct 6NSW, Australia82650
Intermob12 – 16 OctIstanbul, Turkey76271
Chicago Marathon13 October 2019Illinois, USA45000
ITS World Congress21 – 25 OctSingapore10000
Fruit Attraction22 – 24 OctMadrid, Spain81235

This is only eight of the high-impact events for October. Aviation Rank™ identifies more than 3000 each month for airlines – as well as the many clusters of lower ranked events that cumulatively have great impact.