Having reached 91.6 million weekly scheduled seats, global capacity figures peaked at the end of March 2022. We can see a 46% increase compared to the same week in March 2021 and an 86% increase compared to March 2020.
Africa’s capacity has been steadily increasing, with 2.7 million weekly scheduled seats at present. We see a 62% growth compared to March 2021 and a significant 125% rise compared to March 2020.
Asia saw a considerable rise in demand at the end of March, with 35.4 million weekly scheduled seats. This is the continent’s highest peak since the covid 19 outbreak, representing a 14% increase over March 2021 and a 67% increase compared to the same week in 2020.
Following a significant drop in mid-January, Europe‘s capacity figures have grown throughout February and March, totalling 21.6 million scheduled seats by the end of March 2022. This represents a 167% growth over the end of March 2021 and a massive 317% increase over March 2020.
The number of scheduled seats in North America has been growing continuously since January, and now stands at 24.6 million. For March, there was a 38% increase compared to March 2021 and a 27% increase compared to March 2020.
Oceania‘s capacity figures have been fluid since the beginning of the year, and after a significant drop in February, they’re back on the rise, with 1.9 million weekly seats currently scheduled. This represents a 33% increase over the same week last year and a 129% increase over March 2020.
Based on the passenger data we’ve gathered, we’ve compiled a list of the Top 25 airlines worldwide with the highest load factors for January 2022. Azur Air made the top of the list with a load factor of 93.00%. Mandarin Airlines is at the bottom of the list, with a load factor of 9.00%.
The recent update on the worldwide capacity is available here.
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