Europe aviation is back! Capacity set to exceed 2019 levels in 2Q2024

Premium Analysis

In 2Q2024 seat capacity to/from/within Europe is scheduled to rise above 2019 levels for the first time since before the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to data from CAPA - Centre for Aviation and OAG, 2Q2024 capacity will reach 100.7% in 2Q2024 - up from 94.7% in 1Q2024.

Intercontinental capacity is set to be at 104.1% (only Europe to Asia Pacific is still scheduled to be below 100%), with intra-Europe at 99.6%.

Within Europe, the recovery has been led by low cost airlines, who have emerged from COVID-19 with enhanced seat share.

All operators have benefited from growth in air fares in the past three years. Although air fare inflation is down from its peaks, there are signs of renewed upward pressure.

Become a CAPA Member to access Analysis Reports

This CAPA Premium Analysis Report is 1,312 words.
Become a CAPA Member

Our Analysis Reports are only available to CAPA Members. CAPA Membership provides exclusive access to in-depth insights on the latest developments in the aviation and travel industry, developed by our team of dedicated analysts located in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia.

Each report offers a fresh perspective on the latest industry trends and is available online or via the CAPA mobile app, with customisable alerts to help you stay informed and identify new business opportunities.

CAPA Membership also provides access to our full suite of tools, including a tailored selection of more than 1,000 News Briefs every week and comprehensive data and analysis on thousands of companies around the world.