OAG Coronavirus Update – Week Twenty Nearly Sixty Airlines Relaunch Services This Week
It’s been a good week for scheduled airline capacity with nearly sixty airlines relaunching services; as we predicted last week everyone was just waiting for June! Those airlines range from the global; welcome back Turkish Airlines, the regional such as Transavia.com and the essential such as Pacific Coastal Airlines. Fingers crossed for each and every one of those reopening this week.
. Global capacity has bounced into June with 5.7 million seats added week on week, some 267,000 additional flights are scheduled to operate this week representing a near 16% increase on last week through a combination of the returning carriers and some capacity growth. Capacity however does remains 66% below the levels filed last year as the chart below highlights but 36.7 million seats and breaking through the 35 million mark feels positive.