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Seat Capacity Set to Finish 31% Up on 2021 & France's Short-Haul Own Goal Gives Hope to England

Judging by the way that airlines are moving capacity up and down over the next ...

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US Airlines Deliver a Punctual Thanksgiving for Travelers

Airline Capacity Rises Above 90 Million Again Global airline capacity has once ...

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US Airlines Cut One Million Seats for Thanksgiving

The dizzy heights of summer when global capacity was over 100 million seats a ...

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Keep it Quiet...Has the Airline Industry Finally Stabilised?

It may seem like a quiet period for the aviation industry with global airline ...

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North America Full Travel Recovery Within Touching Distance

Returning to work after a two-week holiday and it’s good to know that at least ...

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Cautious Optimism as Airlines Approach the Challenging Winter Season

So here we are, it’s officially the winter season, although the temperatures in ...

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Winter Season Beckons: How Is Airline Capacity Shaping Up?

 The winter season is nearly upon us and we are doing our best to shake off the ...

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2022 Scheduled Airline Capacity Predicted to Reach 87% of 2019 Level

As the second quarter financial results for airlines begin to be finalised, for ...

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Chinese Airline Capacity Bounces Back ... The Rest of the World Enjoys a Week of Stability

Global airline capacity has bounced back as a combination of both lockdowns in ...

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Central Asia Outperforms Its Pre-Pandemic Levels

Global airline capacity continues its steady descent, having passed back ...

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A Good News Week In Asia As More Markets Open... But Cancellation Rates for Some Are Edging Up

Three pieces of good news broke in Asia last week that, although not providing ...

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A Quiet Reflective Week of Capacity Changes - Aviation Boost in North East Asia as Japan Reopens

The latest reopening of some commercial centres in China has resulted in a ...

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Recovery in Most Regions Continues, Airline Capacity Below 100 Million Due to Latest Lockdown in China

After the summer season of 100 million seats plus a week, global airline ...

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British Airways Remove Half a Million Seats from Q4

Is This the Last Week of 100 Million Weekly Scheduled Seats? Although global ...

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Airlines Increasingly Cautious About Winter Season

Another week of more than 102 million scheduled seats makes this the eighth ...

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Western Europe Becomes Largest Regional Market

There are some interesting movements in the weekly capacity update from OAG, ...

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UK Cancellation Rates Fall and India is Fastest Growing Market

One thing we learned throughout the pandemic is that when you think things are ...

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Capacity is Coming Home as Latest Cancellation Rates Prove a Mixed Bag

A modest half a million more seats week on week once again takes global ...

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South East Asia Bounces Back as Airline Cancellation Rates Continue To Fall in Europe

For the second consecutive week, global airline capacity has eased back with a ...

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Are Flight Cancellation Rates Improving as the Holiday Season Starts?

Despite some airports capping airline capacity without consultation in the last ...

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Airlines Face Half Billion Revenue Gap as London Heathrow Restricts Capacity

It came as no surprise that London Heathrow would have to take action on the ...

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Cancellations Settling Across Europe as Airline Capacity Cuts Kick In

Confidence Building in China With Airbus Order This week saw several airlines ...

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100 Million Seats Mark Finally Broken

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

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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 ...

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A Boost for Aviation in China

USD 22 Billion in Emergency Loans for Aviation Chinese aviation has been given ...

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North East Asia Sees Growth as China Adds Seats

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

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100 Million Seats a Week by Mid-July

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

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Steady Aviation Growth Continues Amid Travel Chaos

Global airline capacity bounces back this week with airlines scheduling 95.2m ...

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Europe: All Set for a Busy Summer of Travel

Having failed to secure himself an invitation to the Queen’s Jubilee party this ...

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Western Europe Becomes the Largest Market in the World

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

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

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

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12 August Set Up as Busiest Day for Airline Capacity

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

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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 ...

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More Restriction-Free Travel Destinations Join the Path to Recovery

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

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Airline Response to COVID-19 Outbreaks in China

Observing, as we do at OAG, the changes in global airline capacity week by week ...

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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 ...

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A Bumpy Week for Aviation as Resource Shortages Impact Travel

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

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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Global Airline Capacity Continues Its Recovery

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

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Global Airline Capacity Overview

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

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Major European Markets Double in Size as Storm Eunice Hits

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

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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 ...

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Changing the Rules - Stringency Index Highlights Impact on Air Travel

The many re-formulations of travel restrictions that have been imposed by ...

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Olympian Capacity Recovery in China Takes Gold

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

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Ryanair and EasyJet Bring Back Significant Capacity in Europe

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

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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 ...

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33 Million Seats Dropped in Two Weeks

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

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January Aftershock: Airline Market Continues to Weather Omicron

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

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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 ...

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US Market Recovery Edging Closer

OAG has been tracking airline capacity in the United States closely for a ...

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Passenger Bookings & Load Factors: Every Summer has a Story

Seats are not the same as passengers and just because aircraft fly, doesn’t ...

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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 ...

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Mixed Messages Ahead of the Seasonal Holidays

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

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The Vaccine Gap: Will Unvaccinated Population Reduce Potential for Aviation Recovery?

What we mean by an Aviation Recovery As we get towards the end of 2021 and ...

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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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Can Test & Go Reboot Thailand's Tourism?

There’s no doubt that Thailand’s tourism industry has suffered as a result of ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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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Escaping the Scandinavian Winter: Hotspots and Future Travel Bookings

There’s daylight for less than six hours a day in the middle of winter in Oslo. ...

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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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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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U.S. Holiday Travel Outlook: Vaccine Passports and Limited Capacity

It’s no doubt that holiday and winter travel will look different this year. But ...

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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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Russian Recovery: What is Driving the Rise in Russian Air Travel?

For ten of the past thirteen weeks, scheduled airline capacity from Russian ...

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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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Business Air Travel Remains the Key Factor to the Year End

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

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Future Travel Bookings: What is in Store for Caribbean Destinations this Winter?

Is there a Pattern to Island Recovery? For those of us in Europe it may feel ...

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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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Asian Dominance Slips from World's Busiest International Routes

Changing Patterns of Travel Reflect Increase in Quasi Domestic and Migrant Work ...

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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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Airlines Expectations for any Recovery in 2021 are Fading

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

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Aviation’s Recovery Stutters Once Again

Capacity Remains Trapped As Major Markets Remain Closed.

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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 ...

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Greece - A Summer of Love

It’s a summer of love for Greece as the masses head back to the one European ...

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Global Aviation Stuck in Suspended Animation

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

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

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

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Airlines Break Through 80 Million Seats A Week

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

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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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Valuing Duty Free - the key to boosting Asia’s domestic air travel?

Hainan Island in China, along with its airports, has seen a duty free shopping ...

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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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Transatlantic Travel Trauma

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

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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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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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Is this the Beginning of the Aviation Recovery?

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

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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 ...

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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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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 ...

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Australian Outbound: Tasman Travel Bubble and Beyond

This week the Tasman Travel Bubble takes effect, allowing scheduled air travel ...

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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 ...

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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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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 ...

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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 ...

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Summer Travel Airline Capacity Bounces Back

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

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Summer Holidays in Spain: Should we be Relying on Vaccines?

The annual surge in summer visitors to Spain pre-COVID may have resulted 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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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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Global Capacity Stabilises At Least For One Week

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

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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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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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London’s Airports Battle for Premier League Positions

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

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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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Jet Fuel Uncertainty

While the past four or five months have been tough times for airlines 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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Covid Turbulence – how countries got cancellations under control

The past 30 weeks have seen the number of cancelled flights go through the roof ...

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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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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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Vietnam’s First Mover Opportunity

Early COVID-19 Action Appears to Pay Dividends

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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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Covid-19 and Air Travel – Impact on Airports

Research and Insight from OAG’s latest webinar As we move from crisis mode to ...

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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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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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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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WEBINAR | COVID-19 and Air Travel – What we Learned

Last week we launched a webinar series looking at the impact of COVID-19 on the ...

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Where do OTAs Stand in the Covid-19 Era?

Covid-19 (coronavirus disease/2019-nCoV) has impacted the airline and the ...