29 AUGUST 2022


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Article from BTNews 29 AUGUST 2022

Europe doing well

According to the Centre for Aviation (CAPA), now part of Aviation Week (Informa), Europe’s airline seat capacity is now running at nearly 89% of 2019 levels.

Total seat offering was 88.6% last week (commencing 22-Aug-2022), which is a shortfall of 11.4% against the equivalent week in 2019.

Europe remains fourth in the regional ranking, above Asia Pacific and the Middle East. Projected capacity for Q4-2022 has also increased, rising from 86% to 88% over the past two weeks.

The main issue now keeping Europe from making the next upward step in the capacity recovery is the staff recruitment bottleneck and other supply chain constraints.

Whilst CAPA makes no comment capacity restrictions at Heathrow and Amsterdam, plus a BA cutback will make a difference in the coming months. (See Flybe at Heathrow in this week’s BTN.)


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