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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The recent update on the worldwide capacity is available here.
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