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Global airline capacity up 7% in Jan-2010: OAG

14-Jan-2010 12:06 PM

OAG reported (13-Jan-2009) the fifth consecutive month of capacity growth by the world’s airlines in Jan-2010, with a 3% year-on-year increase in seat capacity and a 2% increase in frequencies. Seat capacity and frequency by low cost carriers rose 10%. Details include:

  • Within Asia: scheduled services +7%, capacity +7%;
  • To/from Asia: +6%, +5%;
  • Within Middle East: +24%, +28%;
  • To/from Middle East: +12%, +12%;
  • Within Africa: +2%, +6%;
  • To/from Africa: +18%, +18%;
  • Within Europe: -2%, +1%;
  • To/from Europe: +5%, +3%;
  • Within North America: -2.7%, -2.8%;
  • To/from North America: +3%, +1%;
  • Within Latin America: +7%, +10%;
  • To/from Latin America: +6%, +5%. [more]

OAG: “As they should be, the airlines are cautious about the early signs of recovery and gradually increasing their capacity in the marketplace. It is a wise strategy, which should help them manage better yields as the economy recovers. This is of note in Asia, as frequency and capacity both into and within the region are showing continued increases,” Mario Hardy, Vice President Asia Pacific. Source: OAG, 13-Jan-2010.