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Europe-Latin America aviation: close to 2019 capacity & more consolidated

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For Europe's airlines, Latin America is the third biggest long haul market (based on 2019 capacity).

The Latin American market is back above 2019 capacity levels; whereas Europe as a whole, calculating for seats as a percentage of 2019 capacity, has been stuck in a mid 80% range for several months.

Not surprisingly, the capacity recovery in the market between Europe and Latin America is between the two, at 93%. This makes it the leading long haul market from Europe on this measure of recovery.

European airlines dominate Europe-Latin America, with a seat share of 78%, but Latin American airlines have recovered a slightly higher percentage of their 2019 capacity.

Air France and Iberia are the top airlines by Europe-Latin America seats, swapping their order from before COVID-19. Azul is the biggest LCC, but low cost share has fallen since the pandemic.

Overall, the Europe-Latin America market is emerging a little more consolidated than before.

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