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Coronavirus Capacity Update Week Nine The Changes Keep on Coming

The weekend has once again been dominated by airlines making dramatic capacity cuts and cancelling operations. Many carriers have increased the frequency of their schedule updates** to OAG with more and more carriers moving to daily submissions.

Our team is seeing unprecedented changes to the market and handling a significant increase in the volume of data to verify and synchronise. We continue to work closely with our airline partners to ensure these changes can get through our systems as quickly and as accurately as possible, and out to the market.

The situation is changing quickly and is extremely fluid here’s an update of some of the changes we are seeing so far…

There are some 4.5 million fewer seats this week than seven days earlier. Cumulatively weekly capacity is now being reported at some 15% below the week of the 20th January when we started tracking changes in response to COVID-19. The chart below reflects what was scheduled in January for this week compared to what is now scheduled. Our expectation is that next weeks data snapshot will show a significant reduction week on week as airlines reach a point where all but the most essential services are dropped in major markets.

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