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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 ...

US Airlines Deliver a Punctual Thanksgiving for Travelers

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

US Airlines Cut One Million Seats for Thanksgiving

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

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

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

Back to Black: Airline Passengers Return, but have Profits?

Does Airline Capacity Growth Reflect Financial Performance? Our latest webinar, ...

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 ...

Cautious Optimism as Airlines Approach the Challenging Winter Season

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

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 ...

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

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

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 ...

Megahubs 2022 Recovery and Resilience

Has Covid-19 Changed the World's Largest Airport Hubs? This month our experts ...

Central Asia Outperforms Its Pre-Pandemic Levels

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

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 ...

OAG On Air: in conversation with Julian Roberts, President and CEO at Pascan Aviation

In this podcast, John Grant talks to Julian Roberts, President and CEO at ...

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 ...

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 ...

British Airways Remove Half a Million Seats from Q4

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

Airlines Increasingly Cautious About Winter Season

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

Western Europe Becomes Largest Regional Market

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

UK Cancellation Rates Fall and India is Fastest Growing Market

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

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 ...

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 ...

Are Flight Cancellation Rates Improving as the Holiday Season Starts?

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

The Outlook for International Air Travel in 2022

Market Share and Prospects for the Remainder of 2022 This month our experts ...

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 ...

Cancellations Settling Across Europe as Airline Capacity Cuts Kick In

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

100 Million Seats Mark Finally Broken

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

On Air: in conversation with Brent Hill, CEO at Tourism Fiji

With the global recovery well underway it's noticeable how many destinations ...

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 ...

A Boost for Aviation in China

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

North East Asia Sees Growth as China Adds Seats

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

Realizing Potential - Regions Reaching Recovery

Why smaller markets are already exceeding 2019 levels of air service. Our ...

100 Million Seats a Week by Mid-July

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

Steady Aviation Growth Continues Amid Travel Chaos

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

Europe: All Set for a Busy Summer of Travel

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

Western Europe Becomes the Largest Market in the World

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

Airports Connectivity After the Pandemic

 Which Airports Have Suffered the Most? Deirdre Fulton, Partner, Midas ...

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

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

12 August Set Up as Busiest Day for Airline Capacity

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

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 ...

Tipping Point: Has Travel Confidence Returned?

What are the indicators and what is the outlook ?

More Restriction-Free Travel Destinations Join the Path to Recovery

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

OAG On Air: in conversation with Campbell Wilson, CEO at Scoot Airlines

On this episode of OAG On Air, Campbell Wilson - CEO at Scoot, a Singaporean ...

Airline Response to COVID-19 Outbreaks in China

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

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 ...

A Bumpy Week for Aviation as Resource Shortages Impact Travel

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

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

Global Airline Capacity Continues Its Recovery

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

Global Airline Capacity Overview

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

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 ...

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 ...

Major European Markets Double in Size as Storm Eunice Hits

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

Zero to Hero: Successful Network Experimentation by Airlines

How have strategies been adjusted throughout Covid-19.

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 ...

Changing the Rules - Stringency Index Highlights Impact on Air Travel

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

Olympian Capacity Recovery in China Takes Gold

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

Ryanair and EasyJet Bring Back Significant Capacity in Europe

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

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 ...

Triggering Change: Factors driving air travel in 2022

What are the four conditions needed to enable further air travel?

33 Million Seats Dropped in Two Weeks

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

January Aftershock: Airline Market Continues to Weather Omicron

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

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 ...

US Market Recovery Edging Closer

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

Passenger Bookings & Load Factors: Every Summer has a Story

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

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 ...

Aviation Turbulence : reviewing 2021 and looking ahead to 2022

Reviewing 2021 and taking stock for 2022 and beyond

Mixed Messages Ahead of the Seasonal Holidays

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

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 ...

Airline Capacity Remains Stable as Omicron Provokes Hasty Responses From Governments

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

Australia Reconnects - How strong could the recovery be?

Insight and analysis for the Southwest Pacific region John Grant, Chief Analyst ...

Can Test & Go Reboot Thailand's Tourism?

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

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 ...

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 ...

Global Airline Capacity Becomes Becalmed Ahead of Thanksgiving

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

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 ...

SE Asia - Rebuilding International Growth

When will international travel find its way back?

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. ...

The World’s Richest Market Finally Reopens!

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

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

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

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 ...

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 ...

Is a sustainable recovery on its way?

What does this mean for the aviation industry?

Positivity Soars as Travel Markets Reopen but Airlines Remain Cautious

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

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 ...

Increasing Positivity Around the Globe as Key Indicators Improve

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

Airline Capacity Grows to Year End as Confidence Rebuilds

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

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

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

Scheduled Airlines Respond to the Reopening of the Transatlantic Market

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

Business Air Travel Remains the Key Factor to the Year End

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

Air Travel Demand Remains Soft

What can we expect this Winter?

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 ...

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

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

Asian Dominance Slips from World's Busiest International Routes

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

Airline Capacity Softens Around the World

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

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 ...

Airlines Expectations for any Recovery in 2021 are Fading

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

Aviation’s Recovery Stutters Once Again

Capacity Remains Trapped As Major Markets Remain Closed.

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 ...

Greece - A Summer of Love

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

Global Aviation Stuck in Suspended Animation

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

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

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

Airlines Break Through 80 Million Seats A Week

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

How to Manage Supply as Air Travel Demand Picks up

This month we review the twists and turns of this industry as we head towards a ...

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 ...

Why Are Airlines Offering Flights to Nowhere?

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

COVID’s Impact on Flight Punctuality

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

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 ...

Airlines Add Back Another 3.1 Million Seats This Week

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

OAG On Air: in conversation with Gregg Brunson-Pitts, Founder & President at Advanced Aviation Team

In this latest podcast, John Grant talks to Gregg Brunson-Pitts who is Founder ...

Airline Capacity Continues to Grow In the Short Term

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

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 ...

How are Airlines Getting their Fleet Ready for Recovery

What are the different approaches airlines are taking to keeping their fleet on ...

Capacity Grows But Airlines Fail Over The Weekend

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

Transatlantic Travel Trauma

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

Airline Capacity Steadies Before Another Likely Tumble

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

OAG On Air: in conversation with Lara Maughan, Head of Worldwide Airport Slots at IATA

Lara Maughan is Head of Worldwide Airport Slots at IATA, she joins John Grant ...

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 ...

Managing Fleet Recoveries in a Pandemic, Ryanair Wins Again!

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

Airline Capacity Stalls As We Head Into The Summer Season

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

Under Pressure - How are Airports Adapting to a World of Covid-19?

The airport eco-system and how it is having to change in response to the ...

Airlines Flying Close to the Sun

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

Is this the Beginning of the Aviation Recovery?

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

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 ...

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 ...

Airlines Eagerly Await Traffic Light Travel Announcement

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

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 ...

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 ...

Australian Outbound: Tasman Travel Bubble and Beyond

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

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 ...

Summer Holidays - Will They Provide the Sunshine Airlines Need?

Or it is a case of the Summertime blues? We review Q3, usually the busiest time ...

OAG On Air: in conversation with Jonathan Savitch, Chief Commercial Officer at ATPCO

Jonathan Savitch is the Chief Commercial Officer at ATPCO, in this episode he ...

Survivor - What are Airlines Doing to be Ready for Recovery?

We take a deeper look at the current state of airline operations, finances and ...

Does China Hold the Key to Air Travel Recovery

We take a deeper look at China. Having grown to become the world's largest ...

Taking Stock, Prospects for the World's Airlines in 2021

Looking ahead to 2021. Our first webinar of 2021 takes stock of where we are at ...

Vaccines and Vacations 2021

Open House Panel Discussion with the Experts. Our last webinar of 2020 takes ...

OAG On Air: in conversation with Héctor Fernández, CEO at Turismo Lanzarote

In this latest On Air podcast, John Grant is joined by Héctor Fernández, CEO at ...

OAG On Air: in conversation with Olivier Jager, CEO at ForwardKeys

John Grant, Chief Analyst at OAG, is joined by Olivier Jager, CEO at ...

Where To Go?

How Should Tourism and Hospitality Respond to Changes in Air Travel? As and ...

The Perfect Storm

Can Airlines Navigate Their Way Out? Quarantines, lockdowns, Covid-19 spikes ...

OAG On Air: in conversation with Ben Mutzabaugh, Senior Aviation Editor at The Points Guy

John Grant, Chief Analyst at OAG, interviews Ben Mutzabaugh, Senior Aviation ...

Strapped for Cash

How Airlines Can Survive Winter. With summer almost gone we look at what ...

OAG On Air: in conversation with Scott McCartney, Aviation Expert at The Wall Street Journal

In this latest episode John Grant is joined by Scott McCartney who is an ...

Winter is Coming

What will the next few months look like? As the northern hemisphere holiday ...

OAG On Air: in conversation with Raúl Revuelta Musalem, CEO at Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico

John Grant is joined by Raúl Revuelta Musalem who is CEO at Grupo Aeroportuario ...

OAG On Air: in conversation with Mark Dunnachie, Head of Region EMEA, ATR

In our second On Air podcast John Grant, Chief Analyst at OAG talks to Mark ...

Matrix Reloaded

The complexity of recovery for Legacy Airlines As we remain at just 45% of the ...

Olympic Relay and Set for Summer

For Japan, 2020 was to be a breakthrough year. Off the back of a successful ...

Retail Evolves - OTAs Plan for the Future

A staggered restart to air travel brings with it fresh set of distribution ...

Boom and Bust: Airline Strategies To Get Flying Again

Airlines are navigating uncharted waters and, not surprisingly, adopted some ...

OAG On Air: in conversation with Martin Gauss, CEO airBaltic

Welcome to the first of OAG’s On Air podcasts. In this first episode John Grant ...

More Than Point-to-Point: How Airlines Will Rebuild Their Networks

More Than Point-to-Point: How Airlines Will Rebuild Their Networks In this ...

COVID-19 and Air Travel #5 - The Booking Crystal Ball

The Booking Crystal Ball:  Early insights as capacity rebuilds  While people ...

COVID-19 and Air Travel #4 - Breaking out of Lockdown

BREAKING OUT OF LOCKDOWN – Who wants to go where? While people are restricted ...

COVID-19 and Air Travel #3 - Airports at the ready

We discuss how European and American airports need to be prepared for when air ...

A Better Tomorrow will Come: OTAs & The Road to Recovery

As and when the air markets open up, it is certain that airlines will look to ...

Covid-19 and Air Travel #2

In response to demand of the first COVID-19 and Air Travel Webinar we hosted ...

Covid-19 and Air Travel #1

In OAG’s latest webinar on the Covid-19 crisis and how it has affected the air ...

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