Charting the trends – latest weekly air capacity and flight frequency insights (week 12, 2022)

24 March, 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 sourced from CAPA - Centre for Aviation analysis of OAG schedule data and incorporates seat detail from CAPA's own database. It offers a weekly look at how the pandemic is impacting global flight levels and seat capacity in the world’s largest markets.        

Headline global air travel system data for week commencing 21-Mar-2022

Departure frequencies down -1.43% versus last week; up +30.90% versus 2021; up +8.01% versus 2020 and down -23.88% versus 2019.

Seat capacity down -0.87% versus last week; up +52.41% versus 2021; up +22.67% versus 2020 and down -28.69% versus 2019.

Global air travel system data by region for week commencing 21-Mar-2022

Domestic air travel for week commencing 21-Mar-2022

Departure frequencies down -2.36% versus last week; up +14.65% versus 2021; down -0.58% versus 2020 and down -15.69% versus 2019.

Seat capacity down -2.88% versus last week; up +14.37% versus 2021; up +5.68% versus 2020 and down -11.49% versus 2019.

Largest country and territories by domestic departing frequencies for the week commencing 21-Mar-2022

Largest country and territories by domestic seat capacity for the week commencing 21-Mar-2022

International air travel for week commencing 21-Mar-2022

Departure frequencies up +1.42% versus last week; up +125.28% versus 2021; up +45.06% versus 2020 and down -40.87% versus 2019.

Seat capacity up +1.51% versus last week; up +144.84% versus 2021; up -50.02% versus 2020 and down -41.57% versus 2019.

Largest country and territories by international departing frequencies for the week commencing 21-Mar-2022 

Largest country and territories by international seat capacity for the week commencing 21-Mar-2022