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Airline capacity picks up

Airline capacity picks up

Global airline capacity for September has risen for the second successive month.

OAG’s monthly report on the supply of flights and seats shows the world’s airlines have scheduled 296.9 million seats, a rise of 1.4%, or 4.1 million more seats, compared to September 2008.
Airlines have scheduled a total of 2.4 million flights for this month, down by 0.6%, or 14,321 fewer flights, compared with the same time last year.

Frequencies are slightly down compared to last year’s figures.

The year on year global frequency figure last month was down by 2% and capacity was up by 0.2%.

OAG Market Intelligence vice president David Beckerman said: “As the summer season winds down, the steady upward trend we have seen since May is continuing. 


“After 11 straight months of capacity cutbacks, these figures indicate a growing confidence within the industry that demand for air travel is starting to pick up.”