F100Flyer wrote:ArtV wrote:I get why everyone wants more capacity NOW at QF, but they are creaming it with yields on current fleet/schedules, and as their competitors are also grappling with capacity restrictions (tried booking an international flight at short notice....prices are insane compared to pre-covid levels!), QF has plenty of time to sort out their longer term plans.
I think with a softening economy on the horizon, tighter wallets will sort the capacity out on its own. Would be foolish of any airline to drastically increase capacity just to wind it back again.
Currently 45% down on international capacity vs 2019 levels. In the GFC the capacity basically stalled but didn’t go backwards, as the yearly trend was for steady growth in the preceding and after years. If this next suggested recession hits (IMO will be less severe than the GFC) there’s still a lot of space left to get to the numbers that existed during the GFC.