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Global airline growth slows in Jun-2011; LCC uptick continues


Growth in scheduled airline operations is showing some signs of slowing in Jun-2011, according to the latest statistics from OAG for Jun-2011. LCC growth, however, continued to rise, with LCCs now offering more than one in every five flights offered on a worldwide basis. OAG noted that the LCC sector is a “major influence in sustaining a steady growth trajectory for the global aviation industry." [1538 words]

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  • LCC capacity growth on the rise; Europe has highest regional penetration
  • Central and South America only region not reporting growth
  • Middle East and Asia Pacific vie for fastest-growing market
  • China and India report strong growth
  • North America growth reflects cautious capacity plans of US carriers
  • International traffic from Europe sees growth; intra-Europe traffic flat
  • Kenya Airways and Ethiopian Airlines drive Africa expansion
  • The third largest airports: Atlanta, Beijing and London Heathrow

Graphs and data:

  • LCC share of intra-European market: Jun-2006 to Jun-2011
  • LCC frequency within each region: Jun-2011
  • International Capacity to/from Region: Jun-2011
  • June Capacity by Major Asia Pacific Hub Airports
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