Aviation Insights Report – October 2019

Published on September 11, 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

DateLocationEvent NameExpected Attendance
1 – 5 OctWisconsin, USAWorld Dairy Expo65136
2 – 4 OctGeorgia, USANACS Show23500
5 – 14 OctTexas, USAAustin City Limits Music Festival450000
Oct 6NSW, AustraliaNRL Grand Final82650
12 – 16 OctIstanbul, TurkeyIntermob76271
13 October 2019Illinois, USAChicago Marathon45000
21 – 25 OctSingaporeITS World Congress10000
22 – 24 OctMadrid, SpainFruit Attraction81235

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.