Charting the trends – latest weekly air capacity and flight frequency insights (week 18, 2022)

5 May, 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 02-May-2022

Departure frequencies up +0.32% versus last week; up +37.83% versus 2021; up +156.68% versus 2020 and down -19.79% versus 2019.

Seat capacity up +1.41% versus last week; up +65.34% versus 2021; up +236.02% versus 2020 and down -22.34% versus 2019.

Global air travel system data by region for week commencing 02-May-2022

Largest airlines by system seat capacity for the week commencing 02-May-2022

Domestic air travel for week commencing 02-May-2022

Departure frequencies down -1.31% versus last week; up +15.00% versus 2021; up +115.83% versus 2020 and down -14.31% versus 2019.

Seat capacity down -1.36% versus last week; up +14.30% versus 2021; up +131.26% versus 2020 and down -10.31% versus 2019.

Largest country and territories by domestic departing frequencies for the week commencing 02-May-2022

Largest country and territories by domestic seat capacity for the week commencing 02-May-2022

Largest airlines by domestic seat capacity for the week commencing 02-May-2022

International air travel for week commencing 02-May-2022

Departure frequencies up +4.49% versus last week; up +164.11% versus 2021; up +371.84% versus 2020 and down -30.50% versus 2019.

Seat capacity up +4.09% versus last week; up +180.20% versus 2021; up +475.29% versus 2020 and down -30.85% versus 2019.

Largest country and territories by international departing frequencies for the week commencing 02-May-2022 

Largest country and territories by international seat capacity for the week commencing 02-May-2022

Largest airlines by international seat capacity for the week commencing 02-May-2022