Global airline passenger capacity rose 9% year on year in 2021 but was still 35% below the pre-pandemic level in 2019, with passenger volume lowest since 2009-2010, flight and data analytics firm OAG said in its latest report. Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now OAG said global passenger capacity was at 5.7 billion seats in 2021, with the second half of the year seeing a stronger recovery than the first half, as global domestic capacity reached 80% of 2019 level led by markets, such as China, the US and Russia. More travelers from countries, such as the US and China, took to the skies amid higher COVID-19 vaccination rates, with seasonal holiday travel boosting flight bookings, S&P Global Platts reported earlier. The domestic capacity in the US and China hovered just 3.3%-11% below 2019 levels in 2021 for some weeks. OAG said that […]