Given COVID-19, we look at the development of China’s seats on a weekly basis, with the country’s domestic capacity providing some positivity and hope.
China’s domestic seats are down 135 million and international seats 27 million, led by Thailand; leisure destinations are badly hit.
North America – India has grown by 830,000 in the past few years. 75% is still indirect, despite growing non-stops. Delhi – Toronto is now #1 airport-pair.
Seattle – Bangalore has 36,000 P2P and Seattle – India over 170,000. American Airlines’ new service means 15 non-stop routes from North America to India.
Jet Airways’ end meant IndiGo became #1 at Mumbai. IndiGo has avg. 41% share of seats at India’s top-10 airports vs. 14% for #2. Bangalore has the biggest difference between #1 and #2 with a 14.4m seat gap.
Severe sanctions curtail Iran’s aviation development, but large population and area, slow overland, & short distance between cities = an aviation paradise?
IndiGo has a 47% domestic share, 3x more than #2, SpiceJet. Air India is now #1 internationally from Jet Airways’ end – but IndiGo’s close behind.
With 225 million seats from 80+ airlines, Florida has 18% of the US’ capacity. Orlando is the state’s #1 airport; it added 3.3 million extra seats YOY.
80 unserved routes within Europe have 2.3m passengers. Hamburg – Toulouse #1. Larnaca – Paris, Gothenburg – Lisbon, Birmingham – Oslo in the 80.
431 routes within Europe have 20,000+ passengers connecting. 95 of these have 50%+ passengers flying indirectly with a median 27,000 per route.
China to Europe sees 48 European and 34 Chinese airports. In 2019, 2.4m extra seats were added, the biggest ever, with over 50 new routes. Keflavik coming.
8.5 million people flew US – Cancun in the last year. 3.3 million connected en route. 50 US airports have a median of 43,000 connecting passengers.