China has recovered the most. I’m surprised that in percentage terms Mexico has recovered more than In contrast it’s surprising that Vietnam’s aviation sector hasn’t recovered more, given that country’s success containing SARS-CoV-2.
No European nations are in the top 10 (Spain is 13th). Interesting the top 10 in this list ranked in the same order for the week of November 23 as they did for the week of January 20, albeit at lower levels of seats scheduled across the board.
Europe as a whole is down 76%. As Covid-19 epidemics spread like wildfire both in the U.S. and Europe, European flight schedules have been pulling back amidst lockdowns while U.S. passenger travel has held firm and grown slightly entering the Thanksgiving period. In fact the entire world’s week-over-week increase of 400,000 seats is accounted for by Southwest Airlines (other airlines did grow capacity, and of course some shrank as well).
Airline flight schedules have rebounded the most in Northeast Asia, down only about a quarter compared to last year, while Latin America schedules are down the second least overall (-39.3% vs 40.2% for North America overall).
Right now the top 10 airlines in the world by capacity are:
The top 7 airlines are either in the U.S. or China. Delta is the world’s largest by capacity, and China Southern which is part-owned by American, is larger than American because of China’s domestic market recovery keeping the virus in check.