Charting the trends – latest weekly air capacity and flight frequency insights (week 8, 2023)

23 February, 2023

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 20-Feb-2023

Departure frequencies up +0.06% versus last week; up +15.74% versus 2022; up +68.36% versus 2021; down -3.17% versus 2020 and down -11.88% versus 2019.

Seat capacity up +0.44% versus last week; up +26.75% versus 2022; up +113.53% versus 2021; down -0.70% versus 2020 and down -10.96% versus 2019.

Global air travel system data by region for week commencing 20-Feb-2023

Largest airlines by system seat capacity for the week commencing 20-Feb-2023

Largest airports by system seat capacity for the week commencing 20-Feb-2023

Domestic air travel for week commencing 20-Feb-2023

Departure frequencies up +0.06% versus last week; up +6.66% versus 2022; up +39.49% versus 2021; up +1.10% versus 2020 and down -8.10% versus 2019.

Seat capacity up +0.13% versus last week; up +8.50% versus 2022; up +45.29% versus 2021; up +11.72% versus 2020 and down -1.19% versus 2019.

Largest country and territories by domestic departing frequencies for the week commencing 20-Feb-2023

Largest country and territories by domestic seat capacity for the week commencing 20-Feb-2023

Largest airlines by domestic seat capacity for the week commencing 20-Feb-2023

Largest airports by domestic seat capacity for the week commencing 20-Feb-2023

International air travel for week commencing 20-Feb-2023

Departure frequencies up +0.05% versus last week; up +45.46% versus 2022; up +232.79% versus 2021; down -11.85% versus 2020 and down -19.58% versus 2019.

Seat capacity up +0.73% versus last week; up +51.08% versus 2022; up +277.62% versus 2021; down -9.11% versus 2020 and down -17.66% versus 2019.

Largest country and territories by international departing frequencies for the week commencing 20-Feb-2023 

Largest country and territories by international seat capacity for the week commencing 20-Feb-2023

Largest airlines by international seat capacity for the week commencing 20-Feb-2023

Largest airports by international seat capacity for the week commencing 20-Feb-2023