EUROPE & CIS: Global carrier capacity growing again
Global airline capacity for September 2009 is showing positive growth for the second consecutive month, reports OAG. The worldÃ¢â‚¬™s airlines have scheduled 296.9 million seats, a rise of 1.4 per cent (4.1 million more seats) over September 2008 levels. Air cargo capacity is closely linked to passenger seat numbers as over 80 per cent of […]
October 1, 2009
Ã¢â‚¬Å“As the [northern] 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,Ã¢â‚¬Â said David Beckerman, vice president of OAG Market Intelligence.
Frequencies are marginally down compared to September 2008. The worldÃ¢â‚¬™s airlines have scheduled a total of 2.4 million flights for September 2009, down by 0.6 per cent (14,321 fewer flights) compared with the same month last year. Last month, the year-on-year global frequency figure was down by two per cent and capacity was up by 0.2 per cent, according to OAG.