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Global airline capacity up 6% in Apr-2010: OAG

7-Apr-2010 11:05 AM

OAG stated (06-Apr-2010) global airline capacity and frequency will grow in all regions of the world except North America in Apr-2010. According to OAG, total global capacity will increase 6% year-on-year on the back of a 4% increase in the number of flights in Apr-2010. Africa will report the highest percentage growth in seat capacity to/from a region for the second consecutive month. Details include:

  • Within Asia: scheduled services +11%, capacity +10% year-on-year;
  • To/from Asia: +8%, +7%;
  • Within Middle East: +13%, +15%;
  • To/from Middle East: +10%, +9%;
  • Within Africa: +9%, +10%;
  • To/from Africa: +18%, +19%;
  • Within Europe: +2%, +4%;
  • To/from Europe: +8%, +6%;
  • Within North America: -3%, -2%;
  • To/from North America: +1%, +2%;
  • Within Central & South America: +16%, +16%;
  • To/from Central & South America: +2%, +3%. [more]

UBM Aviation: “Good growth in airline capacity and frequency is being seen in regions of the world that have experienced sluggish growth for years. Africa and the Middle East continue to show significant increases while in previously strong regions, such as North America, capacity has remained flat,” Peter von Moltke, Chief Executive Officer. Source: UBM Aviation, 06-Apr-2010.