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June 14, 2024
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We are delighted to announce our collaboration with AnalyticFlying.com, an Australian-based website. We will share content going forward. Here is our first post from their site.


The recovery of international air travel to and from Australia since the COVID-19 pandemic has been characterised by cautious approaches from both Australian and foreign carriers. Extended border closures combined with challenges returning aircraft to service have plagued airlines across the world. In the year to February 2023, data from our Analytic Flying Capacity Tracker shows international seat capacity to Australia was 11% lower than its pre-pandemic baseline. While Qantas’s capacity was 13% lower, many of the largest foreign carriers in the Australian market experienced even larger declines (e.g. Emirates down 18%, Singapore down 15%, and Cathay Pacific down 33%).

One exception has been the Australia – United States market where all US carriers have returned all of their pre-pandemic capacity and then some! Combined seat capacity by US carriers surged 29% over their pre-pandemic baseline while capacity by Australian carriers plummeted by 46%! The most prominent growth has come from United Airlines who have increased capacity on Australia routes dramatically, providing 60% more seats compared to their pre-pandemic baseline.

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Addison Schonland
Co-Founder AirInsight. My previous life includes stints at Shell South Africa, CIC Research, and PA Consulting. Got bitten by the aviation bug and ended up an Avgeek. Then the data bug got me, making me a curious Avgeek seeking data-driven logic. Also, I appreciate conversations with smart people from whom I learn so much. Summary: I am very fortunate to work with and converse with great people.

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