Mid-April saw the highest capacity figures since the covid pandemic, with 104.2 million scheduled seats. However, the end of the month saw a slight drop, with 93.4 million scheduled seats. When compared to the same week in April 2021, we see a 45% increase, and when compared to April 2020, a massive 186% increase.

capacity world april 2022

Africa‘s capacity has constantly increased, with a substantial rise in the middle of April. Africa currently has 2.8 million weekly scheduled seats, a 62% increase over April 2021 and a remarkable 210% increase over the same week in April 2020.

Capacity Africa April 2022

In mid-April, Asia likewise reached a peak with 38.4 million scheduled seats and currently has 35.1 million scheduled seats. This represents a 7% increase over April 2021 and an 86% increase over April 2020.

Capacity Asia April 2022

With 26.3 million seats scheduled, Europe‘s capacity reached a new peak in mid-April. However, the end of the month saw a decline, with 23.8 million seats scheduled. This is an increase of 184% over the end of April 2021 and a huge 595% increase over April 2020.

europe capacity april 2022

North America saw its highest capacity numbers in mid-April, with 28.4 million seats scheduled. As at the end of the month, North America stands at 24.7 million scheduled seats, representing an increase of 41% compared to April 2021 and a 195% increase compared to April 2020.

Capacity North America April 2022

Oceania‘s capacity figures also peaked in April, currently counting  2.1 million seats scheduled. This marks a 24% increase over the same week last year and a massive 611% increase over figures for April 2020.

Capacity Oceania April 2022

South America is the only continent that has experienced consistent growth since April 2021, with only minor troughs. Its capacity figures peaked in mid-April and then dropped slightly at the end of the month. South America currently has 4.67 million scheduled seats, a 102% increase over the same week in April 2021 and a 572% increase over April 2020.

Capacity South America April 2022

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