Industry Update
External Article21 April 2020

COVID-19 Airline Information Resources by AOG

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OAG has been tracking the effect of the current covid-19 epidemic on aviation capacity since the start of the year.

The following table shows the change in the number of flights departing from various countries for each week since Monday 20th January 2020 until now, compared to the same week in 2019, while the charts show the weekly number of flights both last year and this year.


  • Globally, the number of scheduled flights is now down by 64% compared to the same week last year.
  • Reductions in capacity have continued across many major country markets even where the number of flights operating was already below 10% of where it was a year ago.
  • This week saw the US reduce capacity significantly but with flights at 58% of where they were a year ago, the US is still not recording the scale of reductions seen in other major markets.
  • A few markets are now reducing the scale of capacity reductions compared to the previous year with the UAE, Some signs of improvement the UAE, India and China showing smaller year-over-year reductions in flights than a week ago.

Read the full article at OAG Aviation Worldwide Limited

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