John Grant

John Grant
Find me on:

Recent Posts

OAG-Blog

100 Million Seats Mark Finally Broken

Airlines Continue to Rebuild Capacity For the first time since January 2019, ...

OAG-Blog

The Airbus A380 Gets Ready To Roll Out Again and Capacity Edges to 100 Million

This week’s airline capacity has settled at 99.9 million seats - so close and ...

OAG-Blog

North East Asia Sees Growth as China Adds Seats

As temperatures continue to soar in Europe, airline capacity has followed ...

OAG-Blog

100 Million Seats a Week by Mid-July

Rather like an English batsman stuck in the nervous nineties, global airline ...

OAG-Blog

Airport Slots... The Value of Nothing!

For something that does not physically exist airport slots receive a lot of ...

OAG-Blog

Western Europe Becomes the Largest Market in the World

It has been a disappointing week for global airline capacity as total seats ...

OAG-Blog

London Heathrow is the World’s Busiest International Airport This Week

Total scheduled airline seats this week remains above the 90 million mark, a ...

OAG-Blog

12 August Set Up as Busiest Day for Airline Capacity

As We Hit 90 Million Seats… Shortages Create an Ongoing Challenge

OAG-Blog

Qantas Unveils Record-Breaking Project Sunrise Flights As Travel Recovery Gathers More Pace

It all happened at the weekend. Qantas finally confirmed Project Sunrise with a ...

OAG-Blog

More Restriction-Free Travel Destinations Join the Path to Recovery

Chinese Airline Capacity Begins to Rebuild As travel restrictions continue to ...

OAG-Blog

Positive Developments for the Aviation Industry & Global Airline Capacity Edges Closer to 90 Million

Last week we reported on a challenging week for the aviation industry as ...

OAG-Blog

A Bumpy Week for Aviation as Resource Shortages Impact Travel

It was never going to be a straightforward recovery from the global pandemic ...

OAG-Blog

When Opposites Attract - A Spirited Approach from JetBlue

They say opposites attract and if that is the case, then this week’s approach ...

OAG-Blog

European Airlines Lead First Quarter Recovery: Three Regions Now Above 2019 Capacity Levels

As we finish the first quarter of the year, global capacity has remained above ...

OAG-Blog

Transatlantic Travel Recovery Gathers Pace - American Airlines Bookings Lead the Way

Tracking airline capacity has, for a long time, been the best measure of what ...

OAG-Blog

Airlines Spring Back Into Action - The Good, Bad and Ugly Parts of the Air Travel Recovery…

The first week of the season is like a typical April day, a bit of sunshine, ...

OAG-Blog

The Last Week of Winter: Forward Airline Capacity Looks Bright and Forward Travel Bookings Look Even Brighter…

As another Northern Hemisphere Winter Season draws to a close, this week’s ...

OAG-Blog

Global Airline Capacity Continues Its Recovery

Two years ago, global airline capacity fell off a cliff; 21 million seats were ...

OAG-Blog

Global Airline Capacity Overview

These are challenging times for the world and there are more important ...

OAG-Blog

Ukraine Crisis Brings More Challenges for Airlines Despite Global Recovery Signs

The last week’s events in Europe have been deeply concerning for an industry ...

OAG-Blog

Russia Closes its Aviation Borders: Affected Airlines will Find Alternatives

The escalation of events in the Ukraine are a tragic development at all levels ...

OAG-Blog

London Heathrow and the Problem of Not Being Able To Move

It’s been a very tough few years for the whole aviation industry and much of ...

OAG-Blog

Major European Markets Double in Size as Storm Eunice Hits

The last two years have challenged the airline industry in so many different ...

OAG-Blog

Low-Cost Carriers in Pole Position - How Adversity Has Led to Opportunity

One of the lessons from the global pandemic was never to miss an opportunity in ...

OAG-Blog

Frontier & Spirit Airlines Proposed Merger Makes Them A Top 10 Carrier

We’ve been here before but breaking through the 80 million mark this week is ...

OAG-Blog

Olympian Capacity Recovery in China Takes Gold

Increasing Signs of Recovery in All Markets Global airline capacity has bounced ...

OAG-Blog

Ryanair and EasyJet Bring Back Significant Capacity in Europe

Global Capacity Melts As China Prepares For Winter Olympics In normal times ...

OAG-Blog

Two Years On: Hope Is Omicron Impact Has Bottomed Out, as Brighter April Looms

Every week for the last two years we have been providing a weekly update on the ...

OAG-Blog

The Price of On-time Performance, Are We Willing To Pay the Price?

The last two years have been awful for the whole travel and tourism industry ...

OAG-Blog

33 Million Seats Dropped in Two Weeks

Airline capacity continues to fall as Omicron spreads with 33 million seats now ...

OAG-Blog

January Aftershock: Airline Market Continues to Weather Omicron

Global airline capacity has fallen this week as the impact of travel ...

OAG-Blog

2021 Global Airline Capacity Finished at 5.7 Billion, 35% Down on Pre-COVID Levels

The devil really is in the data this week, or to be more precise it is behind ...

OAG-Blog

Capacity Grows Again this Week as a Final Present for the Year and Quarter One 2022 is not Looking too Bad… Yet!

It feels a bit like Groundhog Day, or perhaps week or IATA season, as we close ...

OAG-Blog

Mixed Messages Ahead of the Seasonal Holidays

On the face of it, the data looks slightly positive this week with capacity ...

OAG-Blog

Airline Capacity Remains Stable as Omicron Provokes Hasty Responses From Governments

Despite the best attempts of the latest Covid-19 variant 'Omicron', and a ...

OAG-Blog

U.S Airlines Recovery – the highs & lows of meeting demand

Does Network Stability Equal Network Profitability? Covid-19 has stretched the ...

OAG-Blog

No Significant Impact From Omicron Variant on Scheduled Flights To Report...

Network Planning as Usual for Airlines ... At Least for Now It was always going ...

OAG-Blog

New Covid Variant 'Omicron': Airline Stocks Impacted but no Need for Panic

The overnight news of a new covid variant of concern, Omicron, discovered by ...

OAG-Blog

China’s US$20 Billion Hold on Asian Aviation - Continued Lockdowns Now Stalling Any Recovery

The great aviation recovery is underway, or more precisely - airline capacity ...

OAG-Blog

Global Airline Capacity Becomes Becalmed Ahead of Thanksgiving

If last week was busy with IATA Slot, the Dubai Air Show and new aircraft ...

OAG-Blog

New Aircraft Orders and Borders Reopening, But Global Airline Capacity Remains Flat, At Least For Now...

A busy week for the aviation industry sees the good and great meeting at the ...

OAG-Blog

Thanksgiving Gifts as Airline Recovery Continues

US Airlines have a major role to play at Thanksgiving transporting literally ...

OAG-Blog

The World’s Richest Market Finally Reopens!

A Welcome Injection of US$ 2.8 Billion For Transatlantic Carriers After more ...

OAG-Blog

Winter Brings Good News With Markets Reopening and New Routes Starting!

As the IATA Winter Season starts there is plenty of good news around the globe ...

OAG-Blog

Tracking the Aviation Recovery: Summer Is Over and the Winter Looks Much Better

The last week of the 2021 summer season brings the usual mix of changes in ...

OAG-Blog

Positivity Soars as Travel Markets Reopen but Airlines Remain Cautious

It seems that everything is positive for the aviation industry this week as ...

OAG-Blog

Increasing Positivity Around the Globe as Key Indicators Improve

The last seven days have felt like things are beginning to get back to some ...

OAG-Blog

Airline Capacity Grows to Year End as Confidence Rebuilds

As the IAGA AGM commences today, there is an increasing feeling that the global ...

OAG-Blog

Scheduled Airlines Respond to the Reopening of the Transatlantic Market

The Transatlantic Aviation Market Reopens in November and Scheduled Airlines ...

OAG-Blog

British Airways Abandons Short Haul Hopes at London Gatwick

Common Sense Prevails in London...at Last! No, not the reopening of the US ...

OAG-Blog

Christmas Comes Early for Airline CEOs

Finally, good news for every scheduled airline CEO in Europe and the United ...

OAG-Blog

Business Air Travel Remains the Key Factor to the Year End

Airline Capacity Continues Towards a Soft Landing The slow, but now steady, ...

OAG-Blog

Global Airline Capacity Expected to Increase by Less Than 15% in 2021

Global Airline Capacity Unlikely to Reach Pre-Pandemic Levels Before 2023 at ...

OAG-Blog

Airline Capacity Softens Around the World

Africa’s ‘Lego’ Airline Proves Unbreakable It is only September, but the ...

OAG-Blog

Airlines Hopes of US$160 Billion Revenue Injection Lost in August

Peeking over the wall to the end of the year tells you all you need to know ...

OAG-Blog

Airlines Expectations for any Recovery in 2021 are Fading

Modest Weekly Growth Hides Longer-Term Trends The ups and downs of aviation’s ...

OAG-Blog

US Airlines Steal An Advantage Over Competitors

Financial Impact of the One-Way Road It’s fair to say that the airline industry ...

OAG-Blog

Aviation’s Recovery Stutters Once Again

Capacity Remains Trapped As Major Markets Remain Closed.

OAG-Blog

Airlines Are Heading for a US $48 Billion Loss or Worse This Year

Global Capacity Gets Flushed Away…Again Last week’s marginal reductions in ...

OAG-Blog

Global Aviation Stuck in Suspended Animation

Will Hero Joe Come to the Rescue? Marginal reductions in global capacity this ...

OAG-Blog

Airlines Likely to Lose Over US$8 Billion Of Transatlantic Revenues

Global Capacity Descends Again… Global capacity once again slipped back week on ...

OAG-Blog

North American Fleet Orders - Marginal Gains For Long Term Revenues

The aviation recovery is underway, well it is in some parts of the world and ...

OAG-Blog

Airlines Break Through 80 Million Seats A Week

Olympics 2021 Lead To A Sprint In Japanese Airline Capacity This is ...

OAG-Blog

Global Airline Capacity Fails To Break The 80 Million Mark

Capacity settles at 79.8 million, a slight increase on last week of 1.5% with ...

OAG-Blog

An Encouraging Week for Many Airlines - Then A Bubble Burst and an Outbreak Occurs

This week’s data highlights once again just how frustrating and different every ...

OAG-Blog

Airlines Add Back Another 3.1 Million Seats This Week

The challenges of the airline industry are captured in this week’s data; ...

OAG-Blog

Airline Capacity Continues to Grow In the Short Term

But 21.4 Million More Seats Removed From June to September Inventory Rather ...

OAG-Blog

Capacity Grows But Airlines Fail Over The Weekend

Industry Breaks Through 70 million Capacity Per Week The airline industry has ...

OAG-Blog

Transatlantic Travel Trauma

US$ 5.4 Billion Of Revenue Risk For Major Airlines In a normal year, this is ...

OAG-Blog

Airline Capacity Steadies Before Another Likely Tumble

Since last week saw some of the fastest capacity growth since January 2020, we ...

OAG-Blog

Airline Capacity Bounces Back In Europe & The United States Reclaims First Position

Following last week’s lack of activity, airlines have been adding capacity back ...

OAG-Blog

Managing Fleet Recoveries in a Pandemic, Ryanair Wins Again!

We all want to get back to normal, business travellers flying around the globe ...

OAG-Blog

Airline Capacity Stalls As We Head Into The Summer Season

80% of the World’s Largest International Markets Remain at Less Than 10% of ...

OAG-Blog

Airlines Flying Close to the Sun

Domestic Airline Capacity Heats Up This Summer As The Market Changes It is an ...

OAG-Blog

It's Green for Go! UK Reopens for International Flights but to Where?

The UK’s Green List for Travel  Polite words and phrases such as “a step in the ...

OAG-Blog

Is this the Beginning of the Aviation Recovery?

Ryanair announces a US$989 million loss and apparently, things are getting ...

OAG-Blog

Slim Pickings for European Travel as Loosening Restrictions Fail to Deliver for Airlines

Although global capacity remains broadly flat week-on-week with some 62.1 ...

OAG-Blog

Following the Paper Trail to Ticketless Travel and Travel Technology

It is the most important part of travel, but probably the only thing that you ...

OAG-Blog

Airlines Eagerly Await Traffic Light Travel Announcement

Airlines Eagerly Awaiting Traffic Lights to Arrive, Will This Be The ...

OAG-Blog

Is the US Aviation Market In Recovery? Airlines Experiment with New Network Strategies

Domestic airline capacity, and TSA volumes, a proxy for flight demand have ...

OAG-Blog

Airlines Add More Capacity This Week & Capacity is Much Stronger Than This Time Last Year

The headline numbers suggest that global airline capacity has seen a slight ...

OAG-Blog

Aviation Hops Towards A Recovery in Some Places But Global Airline Capacity Falls Again

It's only 40,000 seats in each direction, or just 0.065% of global airline ...

OAG-Blog

Aviation’s Maddest Week of News - Airline Capacity Shrinks Too

Even by aviation’s normal standards, it has been a strange week. At the same ...

OAG-Blog

Airlines Continue to Add Back Capacity - Eight Consecutive Weeks of Capacity Growth

The eighth consecutive week of capacity growth takes us to 63.2 million seats a ...

OAG-Blog

Summer Travel Airline Capacity Bounces Back

Summer Season Travel Airline Capacity Begins to Bounce Back & US Airlines ...

OAG-Blog

Mixed Messages in A Week of Capacity Changes and United Airlines Make Dramatic Transatlantic Capacity Cuts for Q3

It feels like it has been a busy week in terms of airline activity. Capacity ...

OAG-Blog

Airline Capacity Continues to Climb Like An A340…Slowly But Surely US Capacity Races Ahead of TSA Checkpoint Volumes

Another one million additional seats added back week-on-week, carry on at this ...

OAG-Blog

The Power of Connecting Passengers - Later Guest Arrivals to Become The New Normal

If you have ever sat on a plane wondering where the person sitting next to you ...

OAG-Blog

Confidence Continues to Build as Weekly Capacity Increases

Optimism continues to build in the recovery with weekly capacity increasing ...

OAG-Blog

Optimism Breaks Out Around the World, Very Large Airline Capacity Increases Shaping Up from May

Optimism breaks out around the world as the capacity recovery is underway! Four ...

OAG-Blog

Joining The Dots But Missing The “T’s” Socially Distancing Whilst Connecting, A Complex Issue

There is growing optimism around an aviation recovery; in the UK it’s almost ...

OAG-Blog

Network Planners Take A Well-Deserved Break

It has been a very quiet week for global flight capacity with one of the ...

OAG-Blog

China Springs Back and American Airlines are Back at Number One

It was only ever likely to be for a week, but China has snatched back the title ...

OAG-Blog

Chinese Domestic Capacity Collapses with Record Reductions

Wow, where did that come from! A near 27% reduction in capacity and the loss of ...

OAG-Blog

Industry Heads For Half A Billion Fewer Seats in Quarter One

Finally it’s over, we mean January not Covid-19 and the airline industry can ...

OAG-Blog

easyJet and Ryanair Share The Capacity Pain While China and The United States Lead The World

Another dire week for global aviation with more lockdowns, sudden suspensions ...

OAG-Blog

Twelve Months on and it's Getting Worse

Fifty-two weeks ago, we wrote a short blog highlighting some of the regional ...

OAG-Blog

Europe's Low-Cost Carriers Summer Shuffle

Fed up with looking back at 2020 data we’ve sneaked a peek forward at how some ...

OAG-Blog

Global Capacity Likely to Be Cut by Around 350 Million in Next Few Weeks

Plus it's carnage in Europe as one quarter of capacity lost in a week. It is ...

OAG-Blog

2021 Capacity Starts Slowly - Can We Close Our Eyes For A Few Months Please

The flattest seasonal holiday season has been reflected in the latest global ...

OAG-Blog

2021 Aviation’s Year of Recovery- Get Ready To Enjoy A Remarkable Year of Growth

Despite everything that has been thrown at the aviation industry in 2020 there ...

OAG-Blog

So Nearly Sixty One Million…But Probably Not for Long

Coronavirus Capacity Update Week Forty-Nine: Nearly breaking through sixty-one ...

OAG-Blog

Wow, Where Did That Come From? Early Seasonal Capacity Gifts Around the World

Coronavirus Capacity Update Week Forty-Eight: Second guessing global capacity ...

OAG-Blog

Steady At 55 - Aviation Breaks Through 2.5 Billion “Lost” Seats This Week

Coronavirus Capacity Update Week Forty-Seven: Whilst seasonal decorations ...

OAG-Blog

Cruising At 55 Million and Going Nowhere

Coronavirus Capacity Update Week Forty-Six: It’s been a very quiet week on the ...

OAG-Blog

US Airlines Take Different Approaches to Thanksgiving

Coronavirus Capacity Update Week Forty-Five: Global aviation capacity continues ...

OAG-Blog

Consolidation Starts in South Korea When Two Become Won…..

It’s big news in Asia but hasn’t really grabbed as many column inches in the ...

OAG-Blog

Global Capacity Stabilises At Least For One Week

Coronavirus Capacity Update Week Forty-Four: But capacity falls below June ...

OAG-Blog

The State of the States

US Aviation swings to the positive as international capacity steps up This week ...

OAG-Blog

Global Capacity Trending Down to Less Than 50 Million By Year End

Coronavirus Capacity Update Week Forty-Three: The worrying and steady weekly ...

OAG-Blog

UK Aviation's Three Wise Men Come to The Rescue

Coronavirus Capacity Update Week Forty-Two: Early Saturday evening and there ...

OAG-Blog

China Southern Airlines Becomes the World's Largest Airline Again

Coronavirus Capacity Update Week Forty One: The last week has probably been one ...

OAG-Blog

Small is Beautiful : Pockets of Good News and Positive Signs

Coronavirus Capacity Update: For the last forty weeks we have analysed the data ...

OAG-Blog

Southwest Strategic Opportunity

The Perfect Moment For Disruption If you have over 100 aircraft scheduled for ...

OAG-Blog

OAG Coronavirus Update – Week Thirty-Nine Delta Air Lines Becomes The World’s Largest Carrier...At Least For This Week

Traditionally the next week is one of the most impressive displays of the ...

OAG-Blog

OAG Coronavirus Update - Week Thirty-Eight 32,000 Professionals Furloughed As Capacity Stabilises

In the week that some 32,000 aviation professionals’ careers were placed at ...

OAG-Blog

Transatlantic Turmoil Potential US$10 Billion Risk Looming

At this time of year many scheduled airlines are normally smiling. The Summer ...

OAG-Blog

OAG Coronavirus Update - Week Thirty-Seven Signs of a Golden Week For Aviation Although We’ve Broken The Billion Lost Seats Mark

This is the week when the one billion mark occurred; since the 20th January we ...

OAG-Blog

US Majors Heading for a Thanksgiving Roasting

Throughout 2020 scheduled airlines have been looking for glimmers of hope in a ...

OAG-Blog

OAG Coronavirus Update - Week Thirty-Six When Everyone Went Nowhere

In the week that Qantas introduced flights to nowhere that sold out in ten ...

OAG-Blog

London’s Airports Battle for Premier League Positions

Changing Strategies for the New Normal World There are few cities in the world ...

OAG-Blog

OAG Coronavirus Update - Week Thirty-Five Waving Goodbye to The Recovery

The increasing fear, or indeed reality of a second wave of Covid-19 in the last ...

OAG-Blog

OAG Coronavirus Update - Week Thirty-Four Probably 15 Million Seats to Be Cut Before Month End

The first full week of September capacity follows the recent trend and we are ...

OAG-Blog

OAG Coronavirus Update - Week Thirty-Three Summer Continues to Slip Away

There is an autumnal feel to the weather in Northern Europe at the moment and ...

OAG-Blog

OAG Coronavirus Update - Week Thirty-Two - A Worrying Trend Developing

It was the peak! This week’s latest scheduled capacity data shows a further ...

OAG-Blog

OAG Coronavirus Update - Week Thirty-One Airline Network Planners Take a Holiday

Network planners are on holiday this week. With only a 67,000 change in global ...

OAG-Blog

OAG Coronavirus Update – Week Thirty Have We Just Peaked?

We may not have realised it at the time and it certainly didn’t feel that ...

OAG-Blog

OAG Coronavirus Update – Week Twenty-Nine Sixty Million Mark Reached, Halfway Back - But Only Just

With one of the world’s largest airlines making nearly 800 schedule changes in ...

OAG-Blog

OAG Coronavirus Update – Week Twenty-Eight - UK Holidaymakers Stranded In Spain As Global Capacity Grows

Global capacity continues to creep forward was this week’s planned headline; ...

OAG-Blog

Queen of the Skies: End of an era for British Airways and 747

British Airways Follows Others Iconic, much loved, instantly recognised, the ...

OAG-Blog

OAG Coronavirus Update – Week Twenty-Seven Steady As She Goes But Worrying Early Winter Indicators

A steady 3.5% growth in capacity takes us to just under 56 million seats this ...

OAG-Blog

OAG Coronavirus Update – Week Twenty Six - Halfway There - 50 Million Breakthrough Moment

Last week we were very close, this week we have broken through the 50 million ...

OAG-Blog

OAG Coronavirus Update – Week Twenty Five Capacity Edges Forward Towards 50 Million

One thing COVID-19 has taught us is not to be greedy, an industry virtually ...

OAG-Blog

Transatlantic Traumas

The $40 Billion Market That Remains Bugged For many airlines the Europe to ...

OAG-Blog

OAG Coronavirus Update – Week Twenty Four The Fastest Week of Recovery as Airlines Prepare for Summer

The first official week of Summer has resulted in the largest week on week ...

OAG-Blog

OAG Coronavirus Update – Week Twenty Three Beijing Spike Neutralises Growth Elsewhere

Week twenty-three of the Covid-19 crisis and the lowest week on week change in ...

OAG-Blog

Vietnam’s First Mover Opportunity

Early COVID-19 Action Appears to Pay Dividends

OAG-Blog

OAG Coronavirus Update – Week Twenty Two The United Kingdom’s Aviation Dream Is Over…

It’s over. The UK’s aviation dream was broken this morning when U2 883 departed ...

OAG-Blog

OAG Coronavirus Update – Week Twenty One Look to the SouthWest For Capacity Growth

During two weeks in March, global capacity was falling at around three million ...

OAG-Blog

OAG Coronavirus Update – Week Twenty Nearly Sixty Airlines Relaunch Services This Week

It’s been a good week for scheduled airline capacity with nearly sixty airlines ...

OAG-Blog

OAG Coronavirus Update – Week Nineteen Everyone Is Waiting for June

At last a quiet week in terms of capacity changes; at least at the headline ...

OAG-Blog

OAG Coronavirus Update – Week Eighteen Weekly Capacity Grows At One Of The Fastest Rates Ever

Its been a record breaking positive week for weekly capacity growth; we have ...

OAG-Blog

OAG Coronavirus Update – Week Seventeen Looks Like We’ve Bottomed Out!

In some countries the number 111 is believed to bring bad luck. In cricket it ...

OAG-Blog

OAG Coronavirus Update – More Capacity Cuts but Also Growth in More Markets

Tracking the impact of COVID-19 suddenly got a lot harder this week, if it ...

OAG-Blog

The Empty Middle Seat: The Stuff of Dreams

There have been few pleasurable moments around a low-cost airline experience, ...

OAG-Blog

OAG Coronavirus Update – Week Fifteen Capacity Starting To Rebuild, Have We Reached The Bottom?

Whisper it quietly but we may have reached the bottom. Scheduled airline ...

OAG-Blog

OAG Coronavirus Update – Week Fourteen Capacity Cuts Slow But Now Below 30 Million Seats Per Week

“Just” two and a half million fewer scheduled seats this week compared to the ...

OAG-Blog

Caring for Aviation The CARES Act, A Watershed Moment

The Coronavirus Air, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act signed on the ...

OAG-Blog

OAG Coronavirus Update – Week Thirteen Chinese Domestic Capacity Grows Again but Global Capacity Falls

Some five million more scheduled seats were removed by airlines around the ...

OAG-Blog

Coronavirus Update Week Twelve - Below Forty Million and Counting

A further 11.1 Million seats were removed from the OAG database this week by ...

OAG-Blog

Coronavirus Update Week Eleven- 30% of Global Capacity Wiped Out in One Week

In the last seven days just over 20 million scheduled seats have been removed ...

OAG-Blog

Coronavirus Update Week Ten- Single Largest Ever Capacity Reductions in One Week

As airlines seek to work their way through the COVID-19 both adhering to travel ...

OAG-Blog

Coronavirus Capacity Update Week Nine The Changes Keep on Coming

The weekend has once again been dominated by airlines making dramatic capacity ...

OAG-Blog

Alitalia Leads The Way...Lost Revenue in Western Europe

Are you ready for some big numbers? In a normal week there are some ninety-five ...

OAG-Blog

Coronavirus Capacity Update Week Eight

  Airlines Adjusting Schedules Every Day | South Korea Sees 30% Capacity ...

OAG-Blog

COVID19 Increases US Domestic Capacity

  One of the beautiful things about aeroplanes is that they can broadly fly ...

OAG-Blog

Chinese Capacity Recovers…Global Capacity Remains Stable

  The welcomed addition of another 2.9 million scheduled seats (18,200 flights) ...

OAG-Blog

Coronavirus Week Six - Capacity Recovers Slightly...Or Does It?

  If you believe the data, then this week sees the first signs of a recovery in ...

OAG-Blog

Coronavirus Continues Damaging China Capacity

  Five weeks ago, China was the third largest international aviation market in ...

OAG-Blog

Coronavirus Kills International Capacity

Last week we reported on probably the most dramatic reduction in capacity we ...

OAG-Blog

Coronavirus Strikes Chinese Aviation

  One in Four Seats Cancelled The last week has seen unprecedented levels of ...

OAG-Blog

Vienna’s Changing Market

  Ultra-Low-Cost Creates Legacy Implications The battle amongst Europe’s ...

OAG-Blog

Coronavirus - Tracking Down the Bug

  It’s the first quarter of the new decade and we have the first medical alert ...

OAG-Blog

FlyBe - Can Regional Be Too Regional

  It’s tough being a regional airline in the UK as BmiRegional, and others will ...

OAG-Blog

The A220, Versatile Performer….Flexible Friend

It’s challenging introducing any new aircraft type as most aircraft ...

OAG-Blog

LATAM’s Attraction: Deal of the Decade

Deal of the Decade With the dust only just settling on Delta Air Lines ...

OAG-Blog

Spanish Conquerors for Air Europa: Consolidation Continues

The challenges of being a mid-size carrier in a market seeking consolidation ...

OAG-Blog

Winter Is Not All Gloomy

Changes in Capacity Growth Rankings Suggest Early evenings, winter weather, ...

OAG-Blog

Trade Disputes Damages Travel: Japan & South Korea Capacity Suffering

We know that aviation is frequently a catalyst for economic activity and that ...

OAG-Blog

Boston’s Aviation Party

There are few airports in North America that can look forward with as much ...

OAG-Blog

A340 and A380 - Retirements All Around

Virgin Atlantic have confirmed that they will be retiring their remaining fleet ...

OAG-Blog

Billion Dollar Route - Jewels in The Network

Airline networks, a mix of destinations, some routes operating with high daily ...

OAG-Blog

B737 Max – Maximum Aviation Xpense

The grounding of the B737Max continues and the commercial damage for airline ...

OAG-Blog

Schools out – UK summer flight market continues to surprise

Commentators would have you believe that the market is soft this summer as ...

OAG-Blog

A Smashing Summer Coming Up

The Cricket World Cup starts this week in England, with 48 matches planned over ...

OAG-Blog

Memorable Data for a Memorial Day Weekend

The last weekend in May brings a major public holiday in the United States with ...

OAG-Blog

India’s Domestic Aviation Policy – UDAN Delivers

It’s a wonderful idea, to create an aviation objective of “letting the common ...

OAG-Blog

Football’s Challenging Journeys

Four teams from the same country contesting the finals of Europe’s top ...

OAG-Blog

Europe Slows for Summer

Too much capacity too quickly. A common complaint from airlines when demand ...

OAG-Blog

Africa's Liberalisation Slows

Much has been made of the Single African Air Transport Market Agreement (SAATM) ...

OAG-Blog

Long-Haul Low-Cost...Not as Disruptive as You may think?

Long-haul low-cost, one of the most talked about subjects in the aviation ...

OAG-Blog

China’s Largest Opportunity – The World's Next Mega Carrier?

Management changes in any business create a period of uncertainty, and in most ...

OAG-Blog

Punctuality League 2019 | Global Improvements Despite Increasing Challenges

On-time performance (OPTP) is becoming an increasingly valuable marketing ...

OAG-Blog

When Geography Plays A Part: JFK’s Dilemma

It seems that even the most mature markets are capable of a growth spurt. Asset ...

OAG-Blog

Winter's North Atlantic Growth Spurt – Cheap Fares For All!

It seems that even the most mature markets are capable of a growth spurt. The ...

OAG-Blog

Japan’s Tourism Ambition – Going For Gold

It’s an ambitious target to increase your visitor numbers by some nine million ...

OAG-Blog

London Heathrow is #1 International Megahub

Yet again, London Heathrow is the most internationally connected airport in the ...

OAG-Blog

What Will Happen with Heathrow's Approved Runway?

Over fifty years in the making, probably ten more to go and subject to lots of ...

OAG-Blog

Summer's Hottest On-Time Performance

A typical Northern Hemisphere summer brings record braking temperatures, yearly ...

OAG-Blog

Billion Dollar Route

Distance, time and capacity are only a few ways in which the airline industry ...

OAG-Blog

Surprise Winners of Russia 2018

With the largest scheduled aviation database on the planet we’ve combined our ...

OAG-Blog

China Ties Stronger Connections to Thailand

It’s frequently hard to comprehend the rate of capacity growth in China in ...

OAG-Blog

The Race for Deliveries – China Trumps United States

Airbus edged out Boeing in the annual aircraft order competition for 2017, but ...

OAG-Blog

Adolescent Growing Pains and Transatlantic Renaissance

As part of our latest contribution to a new Market Outlook Report – Ishka ...

OAG-Blog

A Monarch Dethroned

It is never good news when an airline collapses, especially one with such ...

OAG-Blog

Ryanair Pilots – Two key seats to be filled for all airlines

Ryanair may be making headlines for all the wrong reasons as its handling on a ...

OAG-Blog

Argentina - Leaving the Low-Cost Wilderness

Lower South America has had a chequered history of aviation development in ...

OAG-Blog

B757s Going Back to the Core

The recent announcement from United Airlines that they would be ceasing ...

OAG-Blog

United States and Cuba: Riding the Wave of Capacity Growth

One of the last major Barack Obama initiatives was the formalisation of ...

OAG-Blog

Eyeing the prize – opportunities for more direct India-UK air services

It should have been no surprise given the UK’s need to foster international ...

OAG-Blog

US Big Three Results Drive Punctuality Improvements

It’s been a good year for the Big Three. Strong profits, new aircraft ...

OAG-Blog

Morocco - Doing West Africa Proud

Quietly on the West Coast of Africa things are happening. A new hub airport is ...

OAG-Blog

Sofia - The Latest Aviation Battleground

Aviation is full of great iconic airline battles, it’s what makes the industry ...