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OAG has been tracking the effect of the current covid-19 epidemic on aviation capacity since the start of the year.

The following table shows the change in the number of global flights and flights departing from various countries since January 2020 vs the same period in the previous year. The data has been extracted for each week this year, starting on Monday 6th January. Data for January through to June is the cumulative data for the weeks starting in each of those months, while July flights are displayed as the weekly variance with the same week in 2019.

NOTE: With the launch of the OAG Recovery Tracker last week we have amended the schedule data used for this table and accompanying charts to only include non-stop flights. Previously it included stopping flights. The data shown here has been adjusted accordingly for the full data series. This means that there are some small changes compared to data provided in previous weeks, although the trends are very similar.

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  • In terms of the number of scheduled flights this week, relative to the last year, the picture is unchanged from last week. In both weeks there were 47.9% of the flights that operated in the same week a year ago.
  • Europe and North America were the only world regions which saw the proportion of flights operating improve this week; elsewhere there was no increase in flights or small declines compared to last year.
  • We continue to see markets with flare-ups of covid-19 adversely affected. This can be seen in the year-over-year flights operating for Australia, for instance, where Melbourne has seen renewed lockdown including an overnight curfew.
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