CAPA Research and Data

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CAPA India is recognised for its consultative and applied research philosophy, with a strong track record for accurate industry outlooks and forecasts. As the only dedicated aviation research practice in India, CAPA is unique in providing 24×7 market coverage, supported the by most comprehensive databases in the industry and proprietary analytics tools. CAPA India has completed more than 30 comprehensive research studies across the Indian aviation value chain.

Current areas of research include:

  • Air India’s privatisation
  • Airports Authority of India restructuring
  • Airport retail and duty free
  • Air traffic management
  • Aircraft finance and leasing
  • Aviation safety
  • Aviation security
  • Ground handling
  • International outbound travel
  • International inbound travel
  • Long haul LCCs
  • Maintenance, repair and overhaul
  • Regional aviation connectivity
  • Skills and trainings

Skilled Resources: Our team of aviation consultants possess a unique combination of aviation domain experience, a deep understanding of critical primary and secondary research methodologies, and advanced technical database capabilities.

Financial Research: We conduct ongoing detailed financial analysis of both listed and unlisted entities in the airline and airport sectors. CAPA analyses revenues, cost structures, cash flows, balance sheets and financial ratios in order to drill down to the key drivers of performance. Our proprietary financial models are used to develop projections for carrier and industry profitability. We also maintain route-wise profitability models allowing us to assess the impact of changes to aircraft types or network structures.

Qualitative Studies: CAPA is strongly focused on incorporating industry experience into our research. In order to do this, CAPA executives meet regularly with industry leaders at various levels, from CXO executives to middle and senior level VPs at airlines, airport, general aviation operators, suppliers, travel and technology businesses to ensure that we understand current thinking and planning. In addition, we maintain a key focus on regulatory and policy affairs which are so critical in a market such as India.

Quantitative Surveys: To support studies on demographics, customer segmentation and passenger trends, CAPA conducts large scale primary surveys to understand passenger behaviour and decision-making. We have surveyed 20,000+ respondents at airports, railway stations, shopping malls and in focus group environments for studies including the demand for air travel, preferred international holiday destinations and airport retail.

Unrivalled Aviation Data: Our database of market statistics and indicators is unrivalled in India. We have a comprehensive central store of data for airlines, airports, general aviation operators, freight and express, airport retail and maintenance, distribution, ancillary revenues, supported by the strength of global data for more than 7000 airlines and airports.


CAPA India Aviation Data

  • Airline and airport profiles
  • Traffic, capacity, schedule and market share data analysis
  • Aircraft fleet register
  • Route-wise passengers and load factors
  • Inbound and outbound tourism flows
  • Commodity-wise air cargo movements
  • Fare and yield tracking on key routes for the last 10 years
  • Cost metrics including historical fuel prices
  • Bilateral capacity entitlements
  • Status of airport and airspace capacity, and modernisation/expansion projects
  • Airport retail analysis
  • Maintenance provider capabilities, aircraft check histories and maintenance costs
  • National, state and district wise economic data including GDP, per capita income, income distribution, demographics and investment flows

CAPA – Centre for Aviation Global Data

  • Profiles on 7000+ airlines and airports
  • Airline & airport traffic
  • Schedules & seat capacity
  • Codesharing arrangements
  • Freight capacity
  • Fleet data, lease rates and aircraft valuations
  • Aircraft hours/cycles
  • Maintenance scheduling & MRO contracts
  • Financial results
  • CASK database
  • Ranking tools
  • Share prices
  • Route maps
  • Airport charges benchmarking
  • Airport capital expenditure
  • Airport investor database
  • Form 41 analysis for US operations