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OAG: Global Airline Capacity Fails To Break The 80 Million Mark

Capacity settles at 79.8 million, a slight increase on last week of 1.5% with the typical ebbs and flows in various regions.

This is the busiest week for capacity since the 16th March 2020 and on an even more positive note international capacity has increased by over 80% in the last 10 weeks as more countries ease out of lockdowns. With some major markets easing restrictions in the next few weeks international capacity currently stands at 24 million seats a week by the last week of July, a further 4 million from where we are at the moment.

However, on a cautionary note, some 4 million seats were removed from July’s capacity and over 8 million in August as airlines continue to shave capacity in line with continued lockdowns. Taking just one example, this week there are some 740,000 scheduled seats planned between Western Europe and the United States, by the middle of August that rises to 965,000, unless the US authorities allow overseas passport holders entry then there is no…

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