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Global Airline Capacity Down 1.1% on the Week: OAG


Global airline passenger capacity fell by 1.1m seats to 108.3m in the week commencing Oct. 23, according to OAG, down 1.1% on the week.

  • Compared to the same week in 2019, total airline capacity is up 1.1%. However, OAG attributed that to the summer season in 2019 ending on Oct 26 compared to Oct. 28 this year.
  • This week represents the final week of the IATA summer season. Across the whole summer season, global capacity was 13.3m seats, 0.4% higher than the summer 2019.
  • Domestic capacity has been more stable on the week. The exception was in North America where domestic seats fell by 1.7%.
  • International capacity in Europe fell by around 0.5m seats on the week. Capacity in the Middle East declined by 152k, 107k coming from Israel’s falling international capacity.
  • Total global airline capacity for 2023 is now projected to end the year 3.5% below full year 2019.

Source: OAG

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