5-May-2010 12:05 PM

Global airline capacity show modest growth in May-2010: OAG

OAG reported (04-May-2010) global airline capacity and frequency will show modest growth in May-2010, increasing 6% and 5% year-on-year, respectively. According to OAG, capacity, measured in seats, to/from all regions will show increases, particularly to/from Asia Pacific (+9%), the Middle East (+11%) and Africa (+16%). Meanwhile, flights to/from and within all regions will also increase, with the exception of North America, which will again register a decline during the month. Details include:

  • Within Asia: scheduled services +11%, capacity +10% year-on-year;
  • To/from Asia: +10%, +9%;
  • Within Middle East: +14%, +15%;
  • To/from Middle East: +11%, +11%;
  • Within Africa: +7%, +6%;
  • To/from Africa: +17%, +16%;
  • Within Europe: +4%, +6%;
  • To/from Europe: +8%, +7%;
  • Within North America: -1%, -1%;
  • To/from North America: +2%, 2%;
  • Within Central & South America: +13%, +15%;
  • To/from Central & South America: +3%, +3%. [more]

UBM Aviation: "The strengthening of the global economy is reflected in May’s scheduling data, which show a healthy increase in the number of airline seats and flights around the world. Indications are that despite the astonishing volcanic ash disruptions to the air transportation system, this month’s scheduled seat capacity and frequency are normal and continue the growing trend the industry has been experiencing for the past nine months,” Peter von Moltke, Chief Executive Officer. Source: OAG, 04-May-2010.

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