In July, the upward trend seen in previous months continues. The total global capacity is at an all-time high, with 84.9 million scheduled seats per week. In comparison to the same week in July 2020, capacity increased by 51% in July 2021.
Following a downward trend in June, Asia’s capacity has been steadily increasing in July, reaching a high of 32.7 million scheduled seats. This represents a 14% increase over the same week in July 2020.
Since the end of April, North America’s capacity has been continuously increasing, with 23.3 million weekly scheduled seats now available. This figure is still far from pre-pandemic levels, but it is the highest since the pandemic began. When compared to the same week in July 2020, we can notice a 71% increase.
The end of July 2021, the peak of the European Holiday season, brings a huge boost in Europe’s capacity numbers as compared to prior months. At the moment, European capacity stands at 21.5 million weekly scheduled seats, a 93% increase over the same week in June 2020.
For the past two months, South America’s capacity has been steadily increasing. The end of July brings a significant increase over the end of the previous month, with currently 3.5 million scheduled seats per week. An impressive 285% increase and a stable market recovery can be seen when comparing to the same week in 2020.
For the past two months, the African market has shown a slow but steady rebound, with 2.1 million scheduled seats per week. Compared to the same week in 2020, we can see an 85% increase.
Following a period of sustained growth from the beginning of February to the middle of June, Oceania’s capacity numbers, due to tightening COVID measures in Australia, have been declining, with 1.6 million scheduled seats per week at the end of July. When comparing capacity data from the same week in July 2020, we can still see a 125% increase in scheduled seats.