7-Feb-2012 10:15 AM

Global airline seat capacity up 6.4% in Feb-2012, LCC seat capacity up 18%: OAG

OAG reports (06-Feb-2012) global airline capacity and frequency will rise 6.4% and 5.2% year-on-year, respectively, in Feb-2012. Details include:

Global low cost scheduled capacity again increased 18% year-on-year compared to 13% in January. Low cost now accounts for 26% of global air capacity compared to 11% in 2003. The highest regional growth in terms of available seats is to/from North America (50%) followed by to/from Central and South America and within Asia Pacific (both 47%). Low cost within Asia Pacific now accounts for 25% of the regional volume.