OAG: Global seats fell 5% with heavy cuts in China and Southeast Asia

    OAG reported (09-Aug-2021) scheduled airline seats on sale globally for the week commencing 09-Aug-2021 fell 6.5% week-to-week, with airlines lowering available capacity by 5.3 million seats. The most significant reduction was in Northeast Asia, where airlines cut capacity by 24.7% as Chinese carriers cut almost 5.2 million seats in response to a local COVID-19 spike. The only other market to see heavy capacity reductions was Southeast Asia, where airlines took out nearly 585,000 seats from their offered capacity. Global seats for sale were 76.0 million, down 36.1% compared to the same week in 2019.

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