Asia Global Capacity Recap – August 2018

Asia Global Capacity Recap – August 2018

In this week’s exclusive Blue Swan Daily Infographic, we take a closer look at the growing aviation market by focusing on global capacity. In Aug-2018, global capacity increased 5.6% year-on-year and is up by 750,000 seats from Jul-2018. Over the past 12 months:

  • 17 country pairs were connected for the first time;
  • Globally, the Russia-Saudi Arabia market added the most capacity, with the addition of 12,600 seats;
  • 371 new airport pairs were connected for the first time;
  • Kolkata-Jorhat and Osaka Kansai-Kushiro routes stood out, both adding 11,160 new seats.

Specifically for Asia, Aug-2018 will see capacity increase 6.9% year-on-year, and an increase of 1.1% from July 2018.

49% of flights were operated by a non-alliance airline, followed by SkyTeam with 21.2% and Star Alliance with 16.3%. 90 new airport pairs were launched in Aug-2018 with 206,000 seats.

Additionally, AirExplore, a Slovakia based charter airline, had their first scheduled flight operating 8,300 seats with Hong Kong-Koror Airai service.