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Airline Capacity Remains Stable as Omicron Provokes Hasty Responses From Governments

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

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

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

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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 ...

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Understanding the Slow Aviation Recovery in South East Asia

Moving Backwards? Travel restrictions put in place to protect citizens in many ...

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Global Airline Capacity Becomes Becalmed Ahead of Thanksgiving

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

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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 ...

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Thanksgiving Gifts as Airline Recovery Continues

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

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The World’s Richest Market Finally Reopens!

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

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Delta’s Bigger Planes: Chasing Consumer Taste for More Space

Over the past six months there have been numerous articles extolling the ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Is China’s Zero-Covid Strategy Sustainable? Airline Capacity Falls by 800,000 Seats

More Outbreaks and Travel Restrictions Through a long and patient period of ...

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Positivity Soars as Travel Markets Reopen but Airlines Remain Cautious

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

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Increasing Positivity Around the Globe as Key Indicators Improve

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

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Airline Capacity Grows to Year End as Confidence Rebuilds

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

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Scheduled Airlines Respond to the Reopening of the Transatlantic Market

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

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British Airways Abandons Short Haul Hopes at London Gatwick

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

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Christmas Comes Early for Airline CEOs

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

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

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

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Airline Capacity Softens Around the World

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

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Why Are Airlines Offering Flights to Nowhere?

Keeping the Brand Alive Sometimes called ‘boomerang flights’, a number of well ...

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COVID’s Impact on Flight Punctuality

As the long journey towards an aviation recovery begins, it’s a good time to ...

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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 ...

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Airlines Add Back Another 3.1 Million Seats This Week

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

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Airline Capacity Continues to Grow In the Short Term

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

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Capacity Grows But Airlines Fail Over The Weekend

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

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Airline Capacity Steadies Before Another Likely Tumble

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

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What are Codeshare Flights & what are they used for?

The need for schedule synchronisation The airline industry has witnessed ...

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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 ...

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Managing Fleet Recoveries in a Pandemic, Ryanair Wins Again!

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

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Airline Capacity Stalls As We Head Into The Summer Season

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

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Airlines Flying Close to the Sun

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

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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 ...

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Network Experimentation: Why new airline routes in Europe are hitting an all-time high

Over 1,400 new air routes have been scheduled to operate in 2021, the highest ...

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A Scilly Story - the UK's busiest flight route in April 2021

UK's Busiest Route in April 2021 is Isles of Scilly to Land's End The fact that ...

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Airlines Eagerly Await Traffic Light Travel Announcement

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

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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 ...

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Prospects for Long Haul Travel: When Family Ties Count and Predicting Which Markets Will Come Back First

At OAG we’ve spent a year trying to understand how air travel will evolve ...

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Domestic Markets Diverging: Tracking the Way Back for 5 Key Markets

In a previous blog on domestic market recovery , we focused on the biggest ...

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The Complexity of Making an Airline Route Fuel Efficient

Does it matter when airlines operate different aircraft types on a route? In ...

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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 ...

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Return of the MAX – Back in the Air

After a long hiatus, the B737MAX is finally back in the air again. Approval was ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Confidence Continues to Build as Weekly Capacity Increases

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

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Is There Such a Thing as a Green Airline?

Helping Passengers Make Greener Choices A year ago OAG published its first ...

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Finding New Air Service Opportunities – Four Best Practice Approaches

Although air travel markets have undergone unprecedented disruption in 2020, ...

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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 ...

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Fleet Changes with COVID-19: Time for the New

This month global scheduled airline capacity (seats) is down by 47% compared to ...

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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 ...

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Network Planners Take A Well-Deserved Break

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

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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 ...

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Weathering the storm: How domestic air travel has provided refuge for airlines

This week, we’re taking a look at some of the biggest domestic markets and how ...

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Chinese Domestic Capacity Collapses with Record Reductions

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

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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 ...

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Will China's Annual Mass Migration Happen in 2021

Often referred to as the world’s largest mass migration, Chunyun, or the Spring ...

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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 ...

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Does the Tokyo Olympics Need Aviation to be Back?

Will they? Won’t they? The Tokyo Olympics didn’t happen in 2020 and now the ...

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Twelve Months on and it's Getting Worse

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

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Europe's Low-Cost Carriers Summer Shuffle

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

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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So Nearly Sixty One Million…But Probably Not for Long

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

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

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

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

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

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Beijing Bounces Back to Growth

It’s hard to believe that Beijing’s newest airport has been open for a year ...

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Cruising At 55 Million and Going Nowhere

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

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US Airlines Take Different Approaches to Thanksgiving

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

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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 ...

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Global Capacity Stabilises At Least For One Week

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

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The State of the States

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

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

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

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UK Aviation's Three Wise Men Come to The Rescue

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

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China Southern Airlines Becomes the World's Largest Airline Again

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

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Regional Risks

Hard times for regional airlines but not without opportunities News broke this ...

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Small is Beautiful : Pockets of Good News and Positive Signs

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

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Insight behind the World’s Top 20 Airlines – new rankings released

OAG’s latest review of the World’s Top 20 Airlines – Take Off provides ...

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Southwest Strategic Opportunity

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

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Transatlantic Turmoil Potential US$10 Billion Risk Looming

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

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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 ...

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US Majors Heading for a Thanksgiving Roasting

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

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

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

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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

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

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Who Flies Where? Understanding Air Passenger flow

Understanding how passengers flow around the global airline network is vital ...

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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 ...

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The Strategic Use Of Cancellations: How Airlines Managed Schedules During Covid

“Unprecedented” is a word we’ve heard a lot over the past 5 months. It’s a term ...

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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; ...

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

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

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Routes at Risk

The Long-Haul Routes Which European Secondary Airports Could Lose 40%. 50%. ...

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Transatlantic Traumas

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

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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 ...

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Shake Up In South America

No part of the world is immune from the impact of COVID-19. Aviation in South ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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When Will You Fly? Early Signs Reveal Mixed Messages

Consumers fearful while industry insiders more confident about travel ...

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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 ...

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Mind The Gap: Are Airline Schedules Over-Optimistic?

In the last week alone round 50 million seats were removed from OAG’s airline ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Brave, Careless Or Confident? Getting Back In The Air

One of the questions during last weeks’ OAG webinars was from a New York-based ...

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Travel Bubbles, Corridors & Air Bridges: Opening Up International Air Travel

As aviation starts what increasingly looks like a long and slow recovery ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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MCTs: Longer Connecting Times Could Reduce Connectivity By Nearly 20%

Measures taken by airlines and airports to reduce the likelihood of ...

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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 ...

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The Empty Middle Seat: The Stuff of Dreams

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

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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 ...

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Busiest Routes 2020

When we started preparing the data for the 2020 version of OAG’s Busiest Routes ...

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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 ...

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Caring for Aviation The CARES Act, A Watershed Moment

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

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How low can we go? Degrees of pain and government support strategies

How low can we go? Which airlines will fare better? What is appropriate ...

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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 ...

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Coronavirus Update Week Twelve - Below Forty Million and Counting

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

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Coronavirus Capacity Update Week Nine The Changes Keep on Coming

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

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The Scale of the Schengen - US Travel Ban

  11% OF US INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS AFFECTED BY SCHENGEN BAN On Wednesday 11th ...

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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 ...

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Coronavirus Capacity Update Week Eight

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

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COVID19 Increases US Domestic Capacity

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

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Chinese Capacity Recovers…Global Capacity Remains Stable

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

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U.S. Unserved Routes: Is there room for Breeze Airways on the runway?

  It’s unusual for the announcement of a new airline to be greeted with as much ...

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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 ...

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How Green Is Your Airline?

  Last week a British Airways Boeing 747 beat the record for a subsonic ...

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Lessons From Flybe - European Regional Airline Networks And Hub Access

  One of the repeated comments regarding the recent near demise of UK regional ...

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Coronavirus Continues Damaging China Capacity

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

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Coronavirus Kills International Capacity

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

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Coronavirus: Resilience of air travel means recovery will come in time

  In the middle of a crisis it’s often hard to see beyond it, and to imagine ...

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Are Flight Cancellations Running Ahead Of Coronovirus Spread?

  Between February 2nd and February 3rd 2020, the daily World Health ...

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Coronavirus Strikes Chinese Aviation

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

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Vienna’s Changing Market

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

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Climate Change and the US addiction to flying: Is rail revival the answer?

  As environmental concerns gather momentum, the focus on air travel’s ...

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FlyBe - Can Regional Be Too Regional

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

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The A220, Versatile Performer….Flexible Friend

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

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Thanksgiving Travel 2019: How to avoid the crowds

How to avoid the crowds and plan for potential interruptions This year’s ...

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LATAM’s Attraction: Deal of the Decade

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

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The World’s Longest Unserved Routes

Qantas may have recently operated a test flight between New York and Sydney but ...

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Spanish Conquerors for Air Europa: Consolidation Continues

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

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Winter Is Not All Gloomy

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

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Fashionably Late – Is It Time To Update What We Mean By ‘Late’?

Fashion is all about keeping up with the new and, for some, taking the lead ...

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Spirit Airlines – Playing Around

In July 2019, Spirit Airlines issued an Investor Update which explained how ...

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Going South: Norwegian's flight plans

From its origins as a Scandinavian low-cost carrier more than 10 years ago, ...

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Thomas Cook: Heritage Brand. Business Hole.

Amidst the sadness this week at the loss of a heritage brand from the UK plc ...

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Japan’s Rugby World Cup: Fans Get into Position

At their training camps across Japan, the 20 national teams waiting for the ...

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How Many Ways To Get To Adelaide

Adelaide Airport has reinforced its position as one of Australia’s fastest ...

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Can A Westjet/Delta Tie-Up Attract Sixth Freedom Traffic?

In June, Westjet and Delta came one step closer to creating a joint venture ...

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A340 and A380 - Retirements All Around

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

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Roots & Resilience – How Chinese Communities Are Supporting U.S. Services to China

Half of all Chinese who live in the US reside in either California or New York, ...

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Billion Dollar Route - Jewels in The Network

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

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B737 Max – Maximum Aviation Xpense

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

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Schools out – UK summer flight market continues to surprise

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

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Painting the Town Red - How Air Transat Fits with Air Canada and Air Canada Rouge

Having looked like a certainty, and then not, by the end of June the ...

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The Pursuit of Punctuality

The availability of more data than ever before has given the aviation industry ...

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The Race for Deliveries – China Trumps United States

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

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China - Australia, The Skies Just Keep on Opening

It’s quite rare for two countries to completely liberalise their air service ...

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Auf Wiedersehen, Air Berlin

It’s always sad to see an airline cease operations and next week Air Berlin ...

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On-Time Performance Star Ratings for October Revealed!

OAG is proud to award 5-star ratings to 14 airlines and 49 airports in the ...

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A Monarch Dethroned

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

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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 ...

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Argentina - Leaving the Low-Cost Wilderness

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

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B757s Going Back to the Core

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

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Laptop Losers – Connectivity impact for Europe’s key hubs

The great strength of hub airports is that they connect passengers from one ...

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Irish Charm, Strategically Applied!

An airline that reports a $1.5 Billion profit, achieves a near 94% passenger ...

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United States and Cuba: Riding the Wave of Capacity Growth

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

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Europe Looking East: The Rise of Three Trending Destinations

In the second collaborative piece, OAG and Skyscanner explore three trending ...

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Goldilocks and on-time performance

As airports and airspace become more crowded, the way operations are managed ...

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Lesson in Long-Haul, Low-Cost

Legacy carriers are right to be jittery about the competitive threat from ...

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Who Is The Biggest of Them All...?

It’s a discussion that has raged since the first commercial air services. Who ...

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A Japanese Gem: Uncovering the Aviation Potential of Okinawa

In the first of a series of collaborative pieces – OAG has teamed up with ...

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The American Way – Long-distance relationships

Relationships which cross continents are rarely easy. This is as true for ...

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The American Way – Cheap Dates

If you can’t beat them, join them. Or so the motto goes. Having spent years ...

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The American Way – Sweet Nothings

Having gone through a period of intense consolidation, the US now has three ...

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The American Way – Labours of love

The three largest US airlines are all the result of mergers in recent years. ...

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The American Way – What seven year itch?

It’s now seven years since Delta Air Lines and Northwest completed their ...

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Japan January – Keeping up with Bakugai

With a love of shopping, a desire for Japanese products and becoming ...

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Japan January - Domestic Japan – still all about JAL and ANA

Earlier in our blog series this week we looked at how the low-cost sector is ...

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Japan January - Low cost finally makes its mark in Japan

There’s been a low-cost carrier (LCC) presence in Japan for many years but for ...

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Iceland – Seriously Cool

Travel search engine Skyscanner recently announced that Reykjavik in Iceland ...

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Airport and airline winners of OAG's Punctuality League 2016 announced

Having just finished our New Year festivities here at OAG HQ, we’re in the mood ...

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Transatlantic Attraction - The Story Continues

It’s a frequent story seeing double-digit frequency growth over a few years in ...

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US Big Three Results Drive Punctuality Improvements

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

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Incredible India - Friend or Foe?

With India Tourism the premier partner for World Travel Market this week, OAG ...

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Incredible India - Legacy Fightback

With India Tourism the premier partner for World Travel Market this week, OAG ...

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Incredible India - Two Versions of Regional Connectivity

With India Tourism the premier partner for World Travel Market this week, OAG ...

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Investing Wisely with Aviation Data

Aviation is a risky business from many perspectives; the returns for airlines ...

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Morocco - Doing West Africa Proud

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

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China’s Outbound Love Story

As World Routes heads to Chengdu in September, OAG takes a timely look at where ...

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The Developing Transatlantic Low-Cost Battle

Emergent markets, new airlines, burgeoning low cost sector, new alliances, ...

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Sofia - The Latest Aviation Battleground

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

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The long and the short of the 787 at All Nippon

It’s only a week ago since All Nippon Airways took delivery of its 50th ...

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From Australia to the UK; an Ambitious Journey

It’s been an iconic ambition to secure non-stop services from Australia to the ...

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Busiest day of the year meltdown: The Atlanta Blues

Traditionally on the busiest week of the year, Delta Air Lines had been struck ...

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United States – Mexico: Opening the Skies Further…

It may prove to be one of the last changes to US aviation policy under the ...

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The Slot Machine

With the expectation that a decision on where London’s next runway capacity ...

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Phoenix to Orlando – whatever next in the US one-stop shop?

Geography can be challenging, especially when you are located on the East or ...

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Finders Keepers

Air services between China and Europe are growing rapidly. In July 2016, there ...

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Underserved Routes from A to B, via C

We all like to travel as directly as possible from one destination to the next ...

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Joining Up The Dots - Asia's Megacities

Imagine two cities with populations of 31 million and 25 million, respectively. ...

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2015 Trends - 18 Months On

In December 2014, OAG published its 2015 Trends report. At the time the world ...

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Airbnb and Low-Cost Airlines - Creating New Trends?

Airbnb’s latest top destinations are located at airports where low-cost ...

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Aruban Air Service Development – No Caribbean Holiday

With approval granted for numerous new air services to Havana, airports and ...

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Top 10 unserved routes from key Eastern Europe markets

Using OAG data, we reveal the top 10 unserved routes in key Eastern Europe ...

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Airline passengers embrace self-connection

According to OAG’s most recent report, “Self-Connection: The Rise and ...

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Alaska Airlines consolidates West Coast position

The announcement that Alaska Airlines is acquiring Virgin America surprised ...

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A ‘blank canvas’ look at US-Tokyo flights

US regulators have indicated their intention to use the availability of slots ...

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Seattle’s 1,000km advantage

With the arrival of the new and more efficient breed of long range aircraft, ...

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Low Cost: The new norm in Eastern Europe

In our latest report, OAG explores drivers of growth in Eastern Europe.

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The Pandemic Cycle

For many years the fortunes of the aviation industry were a reflection of ...

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All-new Global Monthly OTP Reports for Airlines and Airports

Find out which airlines and airports got their on-time performance off to a ...

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The first (and hopefully the worst and last) of 2016’s Winter Storms

As airports across the East Coast of the United States clear up after the ...

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Iran - plenty of potential on paper (at least)

On paper, at least, prospects for Iranian aviation are looking good.

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Well done to our Punctuality League winners!

Once again we’ve had a busy first week back in the office at OAG HQ; with no ...

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Christmas Wishes from OAG

At OAG we track every scheduled flight around the planet on a daily basis. With ...

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Royal Air Maroc helps reconnect West Africa aviation

The first confirmed cases in the Ebola outbreak in West Africa were reported in ...

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Which markets are driving China’s international capacity growth?

In contrast to news reports of weakness in the Chinese economy, there is no ...

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The Truth About Padding - Lifting the Lid on Airline OTP

How OTP is measured has recently come into question with the suggestion that ...

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Thanksgiving Getaways from OAG

In preparation for Thanksgiving this year, OAG uses data from Schedules ...

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Ryanair – a late arrival to the Israel-EU market

In the first couple of weeks of November, Ryanair will be launching three new ...

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The Big Five - Challenging Times

It's one of the largest continents on the planet with over 15% of the worlds ...

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Flying Through the Years of the Rugby World Cup

With the Rugby World Cup kicking off tonight, OAG looks back on the prestigious ...

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Aeroflot to the Rescue

The announcement of a merger between two of the largest Russian airlines, ...

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Alaska Airlines Strengthens Relationship With American

Alaska Airlines Strengthens Relationship with American With the news last week ...

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SG50 Singapore's Aviation Evolution

With Singapore set to celebrate 50 years of independence this weekend we take a ...

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Flights Over Beijing To Be Restricted As China Holds V-day Parade

With Beijing airspace set to be closed for 3 hours next month as part of the ...

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Your Most Powerful Aviation Data Set

Your Most Powerful Aviation Data Set It’s probably one of the most powerful ...

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Analysing Delta Air Lines' role at Dallas

Analysing Delta Air Lines' role at Dallas Southwest has given Delta Air Lines a ...

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Delivering Passengers: Gulf Carriers Importance for US Airlines

What The Gulf Carriers Mean for US Airline Networks The recent complaint from ...

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The End of an Era - Airbus & Boeing Aircrafts

Airbus called a halt to production of its four-engine wide-body A340 towards ...

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The Fight For Global Markets

  In March 2015, US carriers presented a case for unfair competition from some ...

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Japan-Taiwan Air Services – Benefitting from Open Skies

This summer marks the fourth summer since Japan and the Republic of China ...

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The Danger of Trend Analysis

  In 2011 there were 241 airlines registered and operating scheduled services ...

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Scottish APD: More of the same or are we at the beginning of the end?

  With election fever about to take over the UK in the coming weeks, there is a ...

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1501 miles and counting

It's amazing how much difference one mile can make in aviation! Today scheduled ...

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Chinese New Year Infographic - Year of the Goat

Holiday periods are often busy times in terms of air travel and Chinese New ...

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Survive or Thrive? European legacy carriers battle competition and costs

Talk of Europe’s biggest airline groups, IAG, Air-France KLM and Deutsche ...

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Low cost – every little helps…

  Think of an industry that for the last three decades has been dominated by ...

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IAG and Aer Lingus – all about the slots?

  It seems that the possibilities of an IAG acquisition of Aer Lingus are ...

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How big a hole will Cyprus Airways' suspension leave?

  How big a hole does the suspension of Cyprus Airways leave in the air ...

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Who are the best-performing airlines and airports?

    Congratulations to our Punctuality League winners! It’s been a busy week ...

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Top 5 aviation trends to look out for in 2015

As 2014 draws to a close we look into the new year and use our extensive ...

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How does the future look for the A350?

  Like many currently eagerly anticipating what Christmas might bring, this ...

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Nats power failure affects London airspace and flights

  Friday evenings are notorious on the M25 around London but this week it’s the ...

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'Tis the season...to travel

OAG welcomes Christmas with this festive infographic showing the top 10 ...