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 the South Pacific, the region will see capacity increase 1.4% year-on-year in Aug-2018 and a decrease of 2.7% since Jul-2018.
55% of flights were operated by a non-alliance airline, followed by oneworld with 23% and Star Alliance with 18.5%. 20 new airport pairs were launched in Aug-2018 with almost 15,000 seats.