Capacity numbers had been rising until August, while September, October, and November have stagnated. As of the beginning of December, the global size of the industry counts 57.8 million seats per week.

This week Asia leads, followed by North America and Europe.

Asia has reached its peak in the first week of November, counting 30.9 million seats, after which the numbers decreased, but again started growing towards the end of November and the first week of December. At the moment, Asia counts 30.8 million seats scheduled.

North America was stagnating for almost two months, showing us pretty varying numbers throughout November. As expected, the week of Thanksgiving was the busiest regarding the capacity since the pandemic outbreak. At the beginning of December, we are now counting a total of 14.5 million seats a week.

After a somewhat better summer with significant growth in mid-August, reaching its peak with 15.9 million scheduled seats, September, October, and November brought a fallback trend and decreasing numbers, with a current capacity of 6.8 million offered seats throughout Europe per week.

South America is on a stable road to recovery for the last two months. It is now reaching a total of 2.8 million seats scheduled per week.

The African market has also shown us light amplitudes up and down but still kept the rising trend. Compared to November, the beginning of December brings growing numbers again, and the market now counts 1.6 million scheduled seats per week.

The recovery in Oceania had kept a positive trend for the last two months and now counts 1.1 million offered seats per week.

With a load factor of 92%, Royal Flight from Russia leads the list of Top 25 Airlines with the highest load factor in October. The lowest load factor in October was Singapore Airlines, with a load factor of 16%.

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