You’re Grounded: The COVID-19 Effect on Global Flight Capacity

The potent combination of trip cancellations and country-specific restrictions on international flights has had a staggering impact on the $880 billion global airline industry.

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You’re Grounded: The COVID-19 Effect on Global Flight Capacity

You’re Grounded: The COVID-19 Effect on Global Flight Capacity

It’s not an exaggeration to say that the COVID-19 pandemic has thrown the world into a tailspin.

As the number of new cases continues to surge in parts of the world, numbers are beginning to decline in others as public health officials and governments tirelessly work to slow the contagion and reach of the virus.The potent combination of trip cancellations and country-specific restrictions on international flights has had a staggering impact on the $880 billion global airline industry.

This visualization highlights data from the OAG Aviation Worldwide, which tracks how global flight capacity differs from last year’s numbers.


First published: March 18, 2020 (link)

Source files included: .ai, .eps, .pdf

Data source: OAG Schedules Analyzer, ETIAS, CNN, BBC, National Post, Global News

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