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9-Oct-2009 10:46 AM

World airlines report 1.0% increase in capacity in Oct-2009 - OAG

OAG stated (08-Oct-2009) the world’s airlines increased seat capacity by 1.0% year-on-year in Oct-2009, down slightly from the 1.4% growth in Sep-2009. Frequency remained marginally down, at -1%. Details include:

  • Within Asia: scheduled services +6%, capacity +7% year-on-year;
  • To/from Asia: -1.2%, -1.9%;
  • Within Middle East: +18%, +20%;
  • To/from Middle East: +12%, +11%;
  • Within Europe: -6%, -4%;
  • To/from Europe: -1.4%, -1.1%;
  • Within North America: -4%, -5%;
  • To/from North America: -4%, -4%;
  • Within Africa: +3%, +6%;
  • To/from Africa: +9%, +10%;
  • LCCs: +5.3%, +5.6%;
    • To/from Africa: +9%, +10%;
    • Within Middle East: +18%, +20%;
    • To/from Middle East: +12%, +11%;
    • Within Central & South America: n/a, +11%. [more]

OAG: “We’re seeing continued growth in global capacity even with slight decreases in frequency across Europe and North America as we go into fall, which would tend to indicate a trend towards re-evaluating less popular routes,” David Beckerman, Vice President OAG Market Intelligence. Source: OAG, 08-Oct-2009.

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