27-Mar-2013 10:27 AM

AEA: 4.7% more long-haul seats in summer 2013 by AEA members

Association of European Airlines (AEA) announced (26-Mar-2013) its 32 members will offer 4.7% more long-haul seats in summer 2013 with 234 destinations served. Within Europe capacity will be reduced by 0.9%. AEA secretary general Athar Husain Khan said, "These figures for summer 2013 once again highlight the importance of the AEA carriers in connecting Europe with other parts of the world. Our airlines are committed to further developing their presence on the world map but they need a coherent external aviation policy which strengthens European airlines and hubs". [more - original PR]