CAPA cuts through the noise with new daily snapshot of COVID-19

    The impact on airlines of the recent COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, which began in China but has spread around the world, continues to have a devastating effect on the aviation and supporting industries. In a new essential daily update, CAPA – Centre for Aviation is curating intelligence from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and myriad industry sources available via its CAPA Membership news and data service. Its mission is to help cut through the noise and provide a useful daily snapshot of the COVID-19 outbreak evolution, together with key industry developments.

    In the latest edition:

    • US President Donald Trump announced (11-Mar-2020) the US will be “suspending all travel from Europe to the United States for the next 30 days”, effective 13-Mar-2020;
    • World Health Organization (WHO) formally characterised (11-Mar-2020) the outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) as a pandemic;
    • French govt rules out Groupe ADP privatisation in current market conditions.

    Air Capacity Update: The impact of the US suspending all Europe-US travel

    The United States Government has announced that, “effective at 11:59 p.m. (US) eastern daylight time on March 13, 2020”, it will restrict and suspend the entry into the United States, as immigrants or nonimmigrants, of all those who were physically present within the Schengen Area during the 14-day period preceding their entry or attempted entry into the United States. This includes 26 European states: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland.

    The United States to Europe capacity represents approx. 700,000 to 1.1m seats per week, with volumes now being greatly impacted by the announcement.

    United States of America-Europe weekly system seat capacity.  Schedules effective w/c 09-Mar-2020. Following the Trump announcement, we expect airlines will rapidly adjust this capacity downwards

    Source: CAPA – Centre for Aviation & OAG. The above is an example of future planned air capacity, available to CAPA Members from CAPA’s country profiles. For more information about CAPA Membership, please click here.

    US international departing system seat capacity w/c 09-Mar-2020. Europe is the largest and most valuable US route group

    Source: CAPA – Centre for Aviation & OAG. The above is an example of future planned air capacity, available to CAPA Members from CAPA’s country profiles. For more information about CAPA Membership, please click here.

    Top 10 airlines impacted by the announcement (weekly seats flown on North Atlantic routes prior to the Trump ban)

    Source: CAPA – Centre for Aviation & OAG. The above is an example of future planned air capacity, available to CAPA Members from CAPA’s country profiles. For more information about CAPA Membership, please click here.