Charting the trends – latest weekly air capacity and flight frequency insights (week 19, 2022)

12 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 09-May-2022

Departure frequencies up +1.96% versus last week; up +40.62% versus 2021; up +156.87% versus 2020 and down -18.47% versus 2019.

Seat capacity up +1.437% versus last week; up +67.78% versus 2021; up +234.78% versus 2020 and down -21.29% versus 2019.

Global air travel system data by region for week commencing 09-May-2022

Largest airlines by system seat capacity for the week commencing 09-May-2022

Domestic air travel for week commencing 09-May-2022

Departure frequencies up +2.79% versus last week; up +18.74% versus 2021; up +116.95% versus 2020 and down -12.28% versus 2019.

Seat capacity up +3.21% versus last week; up +19.23% versus 2021; up +133.94% versus 2020 and down -7.60% versus 2019.

Largest country and territories by domestic departing frequencies for the week commencing 09-May-2022

Largest country and territories by domestic seat capacity for the week commencing 09-May-2022

Largest airlines by domestic seat capacity for the week commencing 09-May-2022

International air travel for week commencing 09-May-2022

Departure frequencies down -0.02% versus last week; up +158.62% versus 2021; up +371.93% versus 2020 and down -30.61% versus 2019.

Seat capacity down -0.31% versus last week; up +173.74% versus 2021; up +467.17% versus 2020 and down -31.00% versus 2019.

Largest country and territories by international departing frequencies for the week commencing 09-May-2022 

Largest country and territories by international seat capacity for the week commencing 09-May-2022

Largest airlines by international seat capacity for the week commencing 09-May-2022