We keep monitoring scheduled capacity from airlines worldwide. After the beginning of June and rising numbers of offered seats on all continents, August, September, and October show stagnating numbers. The last week of September reached a peak with 62.1 million seats, while the global size of the industry in mid-October is at 60 million seats per week.
This week Asia leads, followed by North America and Europe.
Asia has reached its peak in the last week of September, counting 31.2 million seats, after which the numbers decreased towards the mid of October. Between October 12th to October 18th, we counted 29.1 million seats. Even with slowly decreasing numbers, Asia is still representing a huge part of the total industry size at this moment – 49%.
The North American region was stagnating for almost two months. Numbers decreased in September and slowly started to rise in October again. By Mid-October, we are now counting a total of 13.8 million seats a week.
After a somewhat better summer with significant growth up until the middle of reaching its peak with 15.9 million scheduled seats, September and October saw decreasing numbers again, with the current capacity at 12.5 million offered seats per week.
In general, South America is slowly growing since the end of September, now reaching a total of 2.1 million seats scheduled per week.
The African market is pretty much stable since Mid-September with light amplitudes up and down. After a minor decrease in numbers at the end of September, the beginning of October brought growing numbers. The market now counts 1.4 million scheduled seats per week.
The recovery in Oceania has stopped and is stagnating for almost three months. Still, September has shown slowly increasing numbers, and we now count 811’348 offered seats per week.
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