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CAPA Research Publications are long-form in-depth analysis of a feature of the aviation industry, presented in PDF format.

The new shape of the aviation industry – CAPA’s 2022 megatrends and World Summit Agenda

The CAPA World Aviation Summit returns in 2022 in the beautiful British territory of Gibraltar.

The event, held on 1-2 December, and hosted by the Government of Gibraltar, will bring together thought leaders from aviation and the wider travel industry, including airline executives, key suppliers, technology partners and regulators.

The focus for this year’s summit is: the biggest trends that faced the aviation industry in 2022 and how they will influence strategies into 2023 and beyond.

Global airline leaders will share their insights and perspectives on the changes in the aviation sector over the last year, how the industry has adapted and set development targets for the future.

Topics under discussions will include: overcoming the pressures of rising costs, the push for environmental sustainability, operational issues in a post-pandemic world, the varied paths of international recovery, government ownership, ongoing digital transformation, the role of partnerships and alliances, and much more.

Download our 2022 megatrends report to learn more about these trends and the upcoming CAPA World Aviation Summit Agenda. To register for the Summit, visit the following link.

Airline Sustainability Benchmarking Report 2021 - Business Travel Edition

The CAPA-Envest Airline Sustainability Benchmarking Report 2021 is the first industry single source of truth on emissions, benchmarking airlines and their performance

Corporate travel procurement increasingly will be decided not just on traditional metrics, including price, airline network, schedule, flexibility, and loyalty rewards, but also on the stated sustainability strategies of airlines and the demonstrated outcomes of decarbonisation commitments.
 
To ensure that a company’s sustainability objectives are also supported by the actions of travel suppliers including airlines, it is critical that corporate procurement divisions have access to meaningful and detailed performance data from airlines to demonstrate not only the existence of sustainability strategies, but also demonstrated actions and
evidence of outcomes.
 
This report, jointly prepared by CAPA - Centre for Aviation (CAPA) and Envest Global (Envest), is designed to highlight some of the core elements of sustainable aviation, methods of quantifying individual airline sustainability credentials, and carbon emissions by journey, to assist corporations in identifying the travel suppliers most closely aligned to their own sustainability ambitions.

Key facts about the Report

  • 50 page report
  • Benchmarking of 52 airlines and their reported emissions for 2019 and 2020
  • 8 Figures/graphics and analysis showing the most important airline comparisons for pre-COVID 2019.
  • Insights into global corporations’ decarbonisation strategies and implications for corporate travel reduction

Why Travel Managers need this report, the data is contains and what you can do with it

  • Provides relevant and credible reporting metrics to support traveller’s/ corporates’ own emission targets/objectives
  • May guide and influence future buyer behaviours sector and opportunities for partnering programs, joint investment with airlines
  • Provides a broader industry benchmarking tool at a more micro level to that available via other sources.
  • Supports travel managers who are under pressure from internal ESG / sustainability teams for provision of reliable data for current emissions, but also for defining and implementing an ongoing program for reduction of the carbon emission footprint generated by the travel program.

Want to know more?

CAPA/Envest are holding dedicated Travel Manager virtual training sessions to delve deeper into airline sustainability
benchmarking. To learn more or book your spot contact CAPA at info@centreforaviation.com.
The six megatrends shaping the aviation industry in 2022

After an encouraging first two decades of the 21st Century that had provided a fertile environment to support the growth of air travel, nobody was prepared for the rollercoaster ride that the initial years of the 2020s have offered. It was the proverbial calm before the storm. But this was not like any storm encountered previously. As the coronavirus crisis evolved from a small news story into a global pandemic, air travel came to a near standstill. The calm climb of the previous decades came to an immediate stop and an industry collapsed into freefall. This was a vertical drop. And it didn’t stop, wiping years of growth in a matter of days.

It suddenly became all about survival. Costs were quickly jettisoned as businesses restructured in preparation for recovery. That path has become complicated by a mutating virus and cautious governments, but an increasingly vaccinated population and strong pent-up demand is already delivering pockets of growth in many geographic markets.

As sentiment to travel rises, the industry is growing again.Global domestic air capacity is already nearing prepandemic levels and international air travel is following behind as travel restrictions have been slowly lifted. But just as some confidence is starting to return, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the rising cost of fuel are just two of the key factors that will impact a recovery path that will also be influenced by technological developments and sustainability considerations.

The CAPA Airline Leader Summit series makes an exciting return to in person events in 2022 with the ‘Airlines in Transition’ event held on 7-8 April and hosted by MAG in Manchester. Airlines in Transition will bring together thought leaders from aviation and the wider travel industry, including airline executives, key suppliers, technology partners and regulators.

The focus for the summit is the aviation megatrends which have emerged from the COVID-19 pandemic. Global airline leaders will share their insights and perspectives on the changes brought about in the aviation sector over the past two years. They will also share their expectations about the shape of the recovery and thinking on how the pandemic has changed the broader trajectory for aviation and the travel sector. 

Individual/Restricted - CAPA-Envest Airline Sustainability Benchmarking Report 2021

CAPA launches historic, first of its kind airline sustainability benchmarking report

Globally, consumers, communities and countries are increasingly demanding climate action. So too are investors, who now want proof, not just talk of climate plans and results. Now more than ever, airlines are under pressure to cut flight emissions through sustainable aviation fuels, efficient aircraft and propulsion systems, as well as carbon pricing and reduction strategies. These are expensive solutions at any time, let alone post-COVID, when airlines are posting record losses. But the cost of inaction is even higher.

The CAPA-Envest Airline Sustainability Benchmarking Report 2021 is the industry’s first single source of truth on emissions, benchmarking airlines and their performance as they transition the net zero operations. The 130+ page report includes: 

  • 52 airlines benchmarked using their reported emissions for 2019 and 2020;
  • Analysis on the most important airline comparisons for the year pre-COVID, 2019;
  • Insights into global corporations’ decarbonisation strategies and implications for corporate travel; and
  • Perspectives on investor demands for the airline industry and how these will continue to lead to increased pressure on airline boards and senior management.

REPORT SNEAK PREVIEW! The total CO2 emissions by airlines in 2019 highlight the largest emitters and the significance of the top 10 airlines relative to total industry emissions.

Notes:

  • CAPA Members receive a USD1,000 discount off purchases. Contact your account manager for the code.
  • Ensure you are purchasing the correct version:
    • Individual/Restricted: For internal use only.
    • Enterprise Usage: For subsidiary sharing, external use and resale e.g., consulting.
    • Airline Only: Special discounted version for airlines.

Deepen your research with the CAPA Airline Sustainability Benchmarking Dashboards and Data Compendium

Also available for purchase is the CAPA Airline Sustainability Benchmarking Dashboards and Data Compendium. Each document allows the reader to delve further into the data collated by CAPA and Envest Global to benchmark the relevant airlines. The dashboards show individual airline results, highlighted for ease of visualisation and the compendium provides raw data for further analysis. 

Contact us or reach out to your dedicated Account Manager for access. 

Enterprise Usage - CAPA-Envest Airline Sustainability Benchmarking Report 2021

CAPA launches historic, first of its kind airline sustainability benchmarking report

Globally, consumers, communities and countries are increasingly demanding climate action. So too are investors, who now want proof, not just talk of climate plans and results. Now more than ever, airlines are under pressure to cut flight emissions through sustainable aviation fuels, efficient aircraft and propulsion systems, as well as carbon pricing and reduction strategies. These are expensive solutions at any time, let alone post-COVID, when airlines are posting record losses. But the cost of inaction is even higher.

The CAPA-Envest Airline Sustainability Benchmarking Report 2021 is the industry’s first single source of truth on emissions, benchmarking airlines and their performance as they transition the net zero operations. The 130+ page report includes: 

  • 52 airlines benchmarked using their reported emissions for 2019 and 2020;
  • Analysis on the most important airline comparisons for the year pre-COVID, 2019;
  • Insights into global corporations’ decarbonisation strategies and implications for corporate travel; and
  • Perspectives on investor demands for the airline industry and how these will continue to lead to increased pressure on airline boards and senior management.

REPORT SNEAK PREVIEW! The total CO2 emissions by airlines in 2019 highlight the largest emitters and the significance of the top 10 airlines relative to total industry emissions.

Notes:

  • CAPA Members receive a USD1,000 discount off purchases. Contact your account manager for the code.
  • Ensure you are purchasing the correct version:
    • Individual/Restricted: For internal use only.
    • Enterprise Usage: For subsidiary sharing, external use and resale e.g., consulting.
    • Airline Only: Special discounted version for airlines.

Deepen your research with the CAPA Airline Sustainability Benchmarking Dashboards and Data Compendium

Also available for purchase is the CAPA Airline Sustainability Benchmarking Dashboards and Data Compendium. Each document allows the reader to delve further into the data collated by CAPA and Envest Global to benchmark the relevant airlines. The dashboards show individual airline results, highlighted for ease of visualisation and the compendium provides raw data for further analysis. 

Contact us or reach out to your dedicated Account Manager for access. 

Airline Only Version - CAPA-Envest Airline Sustainability Benchmarking Report 2021

CAPA launches historic, first of its kind airline sustainability benchmarking report

Globally, consumers, communities and countries are increasingly demanding climate action. So too are investors, who now want proof, not just talk of climate plans and results. Now more than ever, airlines are under pressure to cut flight emissions through sustainable aviation fuels, efficient aircraft and propulsion systems, as well as carbon pricing and reduction strategies. These are expensive solutions at any time, let alone post-COVID, when airlines are posting record losses. But the cost of inaction is even higher.

The CAPA-Envest Airline Sustainability Benchmarking Report 2021 is the industry’s first single source of truth on emissions, benchmarking airlines and their performance as they transition the net zero operations. The 130+ page report includes: 

  • 52 airlines benchmarked using their reported emissions for 2019 and 2020;
  • Analysis on the most important airline comparisons for the year pre-COVID, 2019;
  • Insights into global corporations’ decarbonisation strategies and implications for corporate travel; and
  • Perspectives on investor demands for the airline industry and how these will continue to lead to increased pressure on airline boards and senior management.

REPORT SNEAK PREVIEW! The total CO2 emissions by airlines in 2019 highlight the largest emitters and the significance of the top 10 airlines relative to total industry emissions.

Notes:

  • CAPA Members receive a USD1,000 discount off purchases. Contact your account manager for the code.
  • Ensure you are purchasing the correct version:
    • Individual/Restricted: For internal use only.
    • Enterprise Usage: For subsidiary sharing, external use and resale e.g., consulting.
    • Airline Only: Special discounted version for airlines.

Deepen your research with the CAPA Airline Sustainability Benchmarking Dashboards and Data Compendium

Also available for purchase is the CAPA Airline Sustainability Benchmarking Dashboards and Data Compendium. Each document allows the reader to delve further into the data collated by CAPA and Envest Global to benchmark the relevant airlines. The dashboards show individual airline results, highlighted for ease of visualisation and the compendium provides raw data for further analysis. 

Contact us or reach out to your dedicated Account Manager for access. 

United Kingdom CAPA Aviation Country Report Nov-2021

Following months of suppressed capacity due to the COVID-19 pandemic, following a successful vaccine rollout throughout 2021, there has been a sustained rebound in the UK, even after the expected summer season peak.

With the reopening of trans Atlantic travel, the UK's capacity is expected to rebound further towards the winter season.

Of the UK's 862 aircraft fleet 139 are currently inactive, many of which are widebody aircraft, however as more international markets reopen there are expected to return to service.

This week British Airways reactivated its Airbus A380 fleet, performing European proofing flights in anticipation of deploying them on long haul routes in the coming months.

Save time on your prep and let us do the legwork for you. CAPA’s Aviation Reports are perfect for meetings and internal reports, they quickly summarise items such as fleet graphs, traffic and financial results and more in a shareable PDF format.

CAPA Members get access to these comprehensive and up-to-date reports for any country, airline or airport globally.

This specific report is a special focus on the United Kingdom and includes:

  •  An overview
  • 20 most recent news briefs
  • Fleet tables and graphs
  • Capabilities tables and graphs
  • MRO tables and graphs
  • Schedules analysis tables and graphs
  • Cargo analysis graphs
  • Traffic graphs
  • Tourism tables and graphs
  • LCC tables and graphs
France CAPA Aviation Country Report Nov-2021

France has experienced a significant rebound in capacity, with recent data showing a further increase into the winter season. Owing to a successful vaccine rollout, France’s aviation sector is reaping the benefits of increased passenger confidence.

Of France’s 480 aircraft within its fleet, only 47 are inactive - one of the most impressive 'in service' to 'inactive' ratios of any European country.

The opening of the 'United States’ borders have enabled trans Atlantic travel for the first time in over 600 days, and Air France wasted no time in ramping up operations between the two countries. France’s airlines have a significant backlog of aircraft due for delivery in the coming years, with Air France alone having 86 on order.

Save time on your prep and let us do the legwork for you. CAPA’s Aviation Reports are perfect for meetings and internal reports, they quickly summarise items such as fleet graphs, traffic and financial results and more in a shareable PDF format.

CAPA Members get access to these comprehensive and up-to-date reports for any country, airline or airport globally.

This specific report is a special focus on France and includes:

  •  An overview
  • 20 most recent news briefs
  • Fleet tables and graphs
  • Capabilities tables and graphs
  • MRO tables and graphs
  • Schedules analysis tables and graphs
  • Cargo analysis graphs
  • Traffic graphs
  • Tourism tables and graphs
  • LCC tables and graphs
Greece CAPA Aviation Country Report Nov-2021

Greece’s aviation market is one of the first in Europe to return to 100% capacity.

In late Aug-2021 the country’s capacity achieved the 100% capacity of 2019 levels and has retained that level well into Nov-2021.

With usual levels of capacity relatively low for the country, it is expected that this impressive rebound will be sustained through to summer 2022. Unlike many other Mediterranean countries, Greece has shown impressive early success in the recovery and has the potential to achieve beyond 100% of 2019 in the summer of 2022.

Save time on your prep and let us do the legwork for you. CAPA’s Aviation Reports are perfect for meetings and internal reports, they quickly summarise items such as fleet graphs, traffic and financial results and more in a shareable PDF format.

CAPA Members get access to these comprehensive and up-to-date reports for any country, airline or airport globally.

This specific report is a special focus on Greece and includes:

  •  An overview
  • 20 most recent news briefs
  • Fleet tables and graphs
  • Capabilities tables and graphs
  • MRO tables and graphs
  • Schedules analysis tables and graphs
  • Cargo analysis graphs
  • Traffic graphs
  • Tourism tables and graphs
  • LCC tables and graphs
Malaysia CAPA Aviation Country Report Oct-2021

Malaysia’s capacity is on the upwards trajectory, albeit a gradual one. From record lows seen throughout 2021, the aviation industry in the country is beginning the slow recovery.

Half the country’s aircraft fleet remains inactive, however with a backlog of nearly 500, the majority of which are to AirAsia, the recovery is expected to be quicker once regional LCC travel resumes.

Malaysia’s aircraft delivery schedule is impressive, with nearly 30 aircraft being delivered every year until at least 2035. 

Save time on your prep and let us do the legwork for you. CAPA’s Aviation Reports are perfect for meetings and internal reports, they quickly summarise items such as fleet graphs, traffic and financial results and more in a shareable PDF format.

CAPA Members get access to these comprehensive and up-to-date reports for any country, airline or airport globally.

This specific report is a special focus on Malaysia and includes:

  •  An overview
  • 20 most recent news briefs
  • Fleet tables and graphs
  • Capabilities tables and graphs
  • MRO tables and graphs
  • Schedules analysis tables and graphs
  • Cargo analysis graphs
  • Traffic graphs
  • Tourism tables and graphs
  • LCC tables and graphs