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oneworld losing market share to SkyTeam, Star Alliance. Global LCC seats share now 23.1%

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
Apr-10 Apr-11 Variance
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%