Charting the trends – latest weekly air capacity and flight frequency insights (week 38, 2022)

22 September, 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 19-Sep-2022

Departure frequencies up +0.54% versus last week; up +19.08% versus 2021; up +61.29% versus 2020 and down -16.16% versus 2019.

Seat capacity up +0.24% versus last week; up +30.37% versus 2021; up +92.69% versus 2020 and down -17.82% versus 2019.

Global air travel system data by region for week commencing 19-Sep-2022

Largest airlines by system seat capacity for the week commencing 19-Sep-2022

Largest airports by system seat capacity for the week commencing 19-Sep-2022

Domestic air travel for week commencing 19-Sep-2022

Departure frequencies up +1.20% versus last week; up +9.69% versus 2021; up +38.48% versus 2020 and down -11.38% versus 2019.

Seat capacity up +1.57% versus last week; up +11.32% versus 2021; up +41.14% versus 2020 and down -6.87% versus 2019.

Largest country and territories by domestic departing frequencies for the week commencing 19-Sep-2022

Largest country and territories by domestic seat capacity for the week commencing 19-Sep-2022

Largest airlines by domestic seat capacity for the week commencing 19-Sep-2022

Largest airports by domestic seat capacity for the week commencing 19-Sep-2022

International air travel for week commencing 19-Sep-2022

Departure frequencies down -0.95% versus last week; up +48.07% versus 2021; up +158.88% versus 2020 and down -25.38% versus 2019.

Seat capacity down -0.90% versus last week; up +53.15% versus 2021; up +182.29% versus 2020 and down -25.44% versus 2019.

Largest country and territories by international departing frequencies for the week commencing 19-Sep-2022

Largest country and territories by international seat capacity for the week commencing 19-Sep-2022

Largest airlines by international seat capacity for the week commencing 19-Sep-2022

Largest airports by international seat capacity for the week commencing 19-Sep-2022