Last Week in Europe – Monday 17 January 2022
Analysis of Eurocontrol data for last week shows a steep drop in European flight operations compared with the previous week. As of 15 January, the seven-day moving average for flights was down 31.3% versus 2019. A week earlier, on 8 January, flights had been down 21.4%. That’s an alarming drop in just one week, reflecting the impact of the Omicron variant. Among the basket of 12 airlines tracked since 2021, only Iberia did not see a significant reduction in its recovery rate versus 2019. Notably, easyJet’s recovery rate fell from almost 71% a week ago to just under 44%, with only Norwegian at 33% performing worse. Hopefully, the traffic recovery will stabilise this week and start picking up again shortly.
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