Charting the trends – latest weekly air capacity and flight frequency insights (week 2, 2022)

13 January, 2022

They say ‘a picture paints a thousand words’. In this regular section CTC – Corporate Travel Community incorporates and expands on the popular charts produced in the 2020 air capacity series ‘Coronavirus Statistics Snapshot’. These are based on an analysis of OAG schedule data and include a weekly look at how the pandemic is impacting global flight levels in the world’s largest markets; a week-on-week and year-on-year comparison of flight departures by geographical region and a look at how weekly capacity is trending: the latter comparing levels to 2020 and also to the 2019 baseline performance.            

HEADLINE FIGURES FOR WEEK COMMENCING 10-Jan-2022:

Departure frequencies down -6.15% versus last week; up +36.03% versus 2021; down -26.50% versus 2020 and down -25.06% versus 2019.

Seat capacity down -7.19% versus last week; up +41.03% versus 2021; down -27.06% versus 2020 and down -24.56% versus 2019.

Weekly change in global seat capacity (2021 and 2022)

Week-on-week change in flight departures by region

Year-on-year weekly departures performance for world’s top 30 markets versus 2019

Year-on-year weekly departures performance for world’s top 30 markets versus 2021

Capacity trends with year-on-year performance

Capacity trends versus 2019

The world's biggest aviation markets by departure seats