6-Oct-2011 12:32 PM

137 new aircraft added to airlines' in-service fleet in Aug-2011: IATA

IATA, in its Aug/Sep-2011 Airlines Financial Monitor, stated (05-Oct-2011) additional deliveries of new aircraft (104) and aircraft brought out of service (net 39) added 137 to the in-service fleet in Aug-2011. This added 0.7% to the number of seats in the fleet. "If continued at this pace all year this would expand seats by over 8%," IATA cautioned.