The positive trend of previous months continues in June. The total worldwide capacity is at its highest peak since April 2020. ch-aviation currently counts 73.4 million scheduled seats per week. Compared to the same week in June 2020, the capacity in June 2021 increased by 83%.
Asia reached a peak in mid-April, after which the capacity numbers have been unstable and continuously dropping since the end of May. Currently, Asia counts 28.8 million scheduled seats per week, representing an increase of 25%, compared to the same week in June 2020.
North America’s capacity is steadily growing since the end of April, with weekly scheduled seats now counting 22.1 million. This number represents the highest peak since the pandemic struck in mid-March last year. If we compare numbers to the same week in June 2020, we can see an impressive increase of 135%.
The end of June 2021 shows a significant increase in Europe’s capacity numbers compared to April and May 2021. At the moment, European capacity counts 15.7 million weekly scheduled seats, which represents an increase of 166% compared to the same week of June 2020. If the trend continues, Europe is on the right way to reach another peak this summer.
After a drop at the beginning of April, South America’s capacity has been unstably increasing. However, the end of June brings a minor decrease, and the capacity in South America currently counts 2.8 million scheduled seats per week. Compared to the same week of 2020, we notice an impressive increase of 361% and a major market recovery.
After a long period of stagnation, the African market has finally shown signs of recovery. Since the beginning of June, capacity numbers increased from week to week, currently counting 2 million scheduled seats per week. Compared to the same week in June 2020, we can notice a significant increase of 170%.
After a robust and sustained growth since the beginning of February, Oceania’s capacity numbers have slightly dropped, counting at the end of June 1.8 million scheduled seats per week. If we look at the capacity numbers of the same week in June 2020, we’ll notice a remarkable increase of scheduled seats by 220%.
As of April 2021, Pobeda from Russia has the highest load factor of 93%, making it the leader on the Top 25 Airlines list. The airline with the lowest load factor continues to be Scoot from Singapore, with 8%.