How Australian airlines manage Christmas capacity

    The holidays are just around the corner meaning capacity in the leisure market ramps up, while corporate eases off. Airlines have teams and teams of people working around the clock to ensure capacity meets the required demand whilst still managing cost. This year, the 23rd December has been injected with capacity across the country with an additional 15,500 seats. What is normally the third largest route by seat capacity, Sydney-Melbourne, will this Christmas drop by 32,810 seats or just over 15%. Leisure destinations like the Gold Coast or Hobart all enjoy increases to meet the demand.