Middle East traffic still on the rise, but at what cost?
Traffic in the Middle East continues to defy international trends, with IATA reporting a 13.2% increase in passenger demand and a 15.3% increase in capacity to/from the region in Jul-2009, making it the only region worldwide to show growth, let alone double-digit growth. But, can it be sustained? [1012 words]
Unlock the following content in this report:
- Load factors solid
- Cargo still suffering
- Too much capacity coming?
- Yields depressed, revenue share dropping
- Outlook: Profitless expansion
Graphs and data:
- Middle East passenger demand & capacity (RPKs & ASKs):
Aug-2009 to Jul-2009
- Middle East & Industry passenger load factors
- Middle East cargo demand & capacity: Mar-2008 to Jul-2009
- Middle East & Industry capacity (ASKs):
Mar-2008 to Jul-2009
- Scheduled Middle East aircraft deliveries: Sep-2009 to Dec-2009
- IATA premium traffic growth by region - Jun-09
- AACO Intra Arab World traffic:
Jul-2008 to Jun-2009
- IATA Middle East premium revenue share vs premium traffic share: Apr-08 to Jun-09
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