Star Alliance members now command a global capacity share (measured by ASKs) of 25.8%, thanks to a double-digit increase in capacity this month. SkyTeam members are also growing their capacity aggressively, helping them maintain their share of global aviation at around 15.5%. But oneworld's share has dropped one percentage point to below 14% as their members increase capacity (ASKs) by just 0.8% year-on-year in Apr-2011.
The carriers not aligned to the global alliances (still the biggest 'group') have seen their share of ASKs fall below 28%, as their capacity rises by 6.3% - slightly below the industry's rapid 8.2% expansion this month.
Meanwhile the LCC segment continues to make gains, growing their ASKs as a group by 14.1% this month to take their share of capacity by this measure to 16.8%. But the short-haul profile of LCC networks means their capacity measured by seats per week is some 23.1% of the worldwide total, up 0.6 ppts year-on-year.
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Alliances, LCCs and unaligned carriers' shares of global capacity: Apr-2011 vs Apr-2010
|Alliance||Apr-2010||Apr-2011||% Change||Global Share|
|oneworld||Flights per Week||58,447||56,889||-2.7%||10.3%||9.6%||-0.8%|
|Seats per Week||8,135,288||7,918,842||-2.7%||11.6%||10.6%||-1.0%|
|ASKs per Week||17,526,972,914||17,662,092,907||0.8%||14.9%||13.9%||-1.0%|
|SkyTeam Alliance||Flights per Week||78,829||83,020||5.3%||13.9%||14.0%||0.0%|
|Seats per Week||9,755,228||10,486,837||7.5%||13.9%||14.0%||0.1%|
|ASKs per Week||18,124,692,502||19,855,562,282||9.5%||15.4%||15.6%||0.2%|
|Star Alliance||Flights per Week||138,138||147,741||7.0%||24.4%||24.8%||0.4%|
|Seats per Week||16,260,878||17,875,075||9.9%||23.2%||23.8%||0.7%|
|ASKs per Week||29,855,442,152||32,899,842,840||10.2%||25.4%||25.8%||0.5%|
|Un-Aligned carriers||Flights per Week||182,279||189,663||4.1%||32.2%||31.9%||-0.3%|
|Seats per Week||20,209,446||21,334,912||5.6%||28.8%||28.5%||-0.3%|
|ASKs per Week||33,433,750,460||35,549,329,068||6.3%||28.4%||27.9%||-0.5%|
|Low Cost Carriers||Flights per Week||108,049||117,548||8.8%||19.1%||19.8%||0.7%|
|Seats per Week||15,839,343||17,347,078||9.5%||22.6%||23.1%||0.6%|
|ASKs per Week||18,814,190,278||21,458,490,296||14.1%||16.0%||16.8%||0.9%|
|Grand Total Flights per Week||565,742||594,861||5.1%|
|Grand Total Seats per Week||70,200,183||74,962,744||6.8%|
|Grand Total ASKs per Week||117,755,048,306||127,425,317,393||8.2%|
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