This year we have expanded the depth of detail in our popular country by country air capacity statistics series. Every week Routesonline provides statistics highlighting airline and airport activity in an individual domestic market. We take a look at the last five year’s schedules as a snapshot and compare seat capacity, showing which airlines and airports are growing and which are constraining and identifying trends.
The data is all supplied by OAG Aviation using its OAG Schedules Analyser tool.
Scheduled Network Capacity in Brazil
Our analysis of published schedules for the past five years shows that domestic air capacity in Brazil has risen from 113,634,780 available seats in 2010 to 131,351,220 available seats in 2014. This represents an average annual growth of 3.9 per cent across the period. In the past year capacity decreased 0.7 per cent, the second successive year of capacity reductions.
Scheduled Network Capacity in Brazil by Airline
Gol Transportes Aereos (G3) remained the largest domestic carrier in Brazil in 2014 despite reducing its local capacity by 0.9 per cent in 2014 to 51.08 million seats. This has seen its overall share of domestic capacity slip from 39.0 per cent in 2013 to 38.9 per cent in 2014.
TAM Airlines, part of the LATAM Group, is the second largest domestic operator with a 32.0 per cent share, capacity down 2.3 per cent on 2013, while regional carrier Azul Airlines is the third largest operator with a 20.7 per cent share, with capacity significantly up 49.0 per cent on 2013.
Scheduled Network Capacity in Brazil by Airport
São Paulo's Guarulhos–Governador André Franco Montoro International Airport is the largest domestic facility in Brazil with a 12.1 per cent share of total available capacity within the country in 2014 with a 4.7 per cent growth in seats versus 2013. It is followed by the city's second airport Congonhas (9.7 per cent) and Brasília's Presidente Juscelino Kubitschek International Airport (8.7 per cent).
Viracopos International Airport, which also serves the greater São Paulo conurbation witnessed the largest rise in domestic capacity among Brazil’s ten largest domestic airports in 2014 with available seats increasing 8.8 per cent versus 2013.
Scheduled Network Capacity in Brazil by Aircraft Type
The chart below shows which aircraft types were most prevalent in Brazil's domestic market. The schedule data shows the Boeing 737-800 (738) is the most widely used aircraft type in the country with a 29.5 per cent share of available seats with its overall network capacity rising between 2013 and 2014 by 3.8 per cent from 37.30 million seats to 38.71 million seats.
The second most utilised aircraft type in Canada’s domestic market is the Airbus A320 (320) with a 23.8 per cent share, while third most widely operated by network capacity is the Embraer 195 (E95) with a 11.5 per cent share.
The biggest rises in annual capacity among the top ten aircraft types were recorded by the Airbus A321 (321) with a 43.3 per cent rise in available domestic seats in 2014 versus 2013 and the Embraer 195 (E95) with a 20,5 per cent rise. The largest decline in annual capacity was recorded by the Fokker 100 (100) with a fall of 42.9 per cent versus 2013.
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