OAG: Airline capacity recovery crosses 50% mark

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The global airline industry this week crossed the halfway point in capacity recovery, according to OAG analysis. Airlines have 60 million seats scheduled this week, an increase of 4% compared with last week and representing 50.4% of the capacity scheduled this time last year.

Recovery rates continue to vary widely across global regions, however. Western Europe had the highest growth rate this week, increasing 15%, or about 1.5 million seats, week over week, and now is just under two-thirds of its capacity levels from January. Most other regions showed growth this week, though some remain at a small fraction of their pre-Covid-19 levels. Upper South America, for example, is operating only 13% of its January capacity levels this week, according to OAG.

Southeast Asia is the only region to report a decline, 11% week over week, in capacity this week, as some countries in the region saw a spike in Covid-19 cases, OAG indicated.

Source: Business Travel News

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