CAPA Centre for Aviation today offers its latest exclusive infographic, presenting insight from its own data and external sources. CAPA this week takes a closer look at the growing global aviation market, with an added focus on the South Pacific region. In Aug 2018, global capacity increased 5.6% year-on-year and is up by 750,000 seats from Jul. Over the past 12 months, 17 country pairs were connected for the first time - the Russia-Saudi Arabia aviation market added the most capacity with the addition of 12,600 seats - and 371 new airport pairs were connected for the first time. Specifically, for the South Pacific, the region will see capacity increase 1.4% year-on-year in Aug 2018, though a slight decrease of 2.7% since Jul. Fifty-five percent of flights in the South Pacific will be operated by a non-alliance airline, followed by oneworld and Star Alliance with 23% and 18.5% of flights, respectively. Twenty new airport pairs were launched in Aug 2018 with almost 15,000 seats.