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Airlines Increase Capacity To Meet Travel Demand
Friday, 13 May 2011
The OAG Frequency and Capacity Trend Statistics (FACTS) reports that there will be an increase of capacity this May of 6%, beating May of 2010, which was 5%. This increase is the equivalent of 17.9 million seats. In addition, the number of scheduled frequencies is up 4.2%, which is an additional 106,438 flights, in 2011, compared to 3.9% increase in 2010.

China has become the second largest domestic market, following behind the U.S. In addition, the largest total growth has been seen in the Asia/Pacific region, where there has been an increase of more than 6.7 million seats for May. On an international level, the Middle East has seen the most growth, with 11% year-on-year growth on travel into and out of the region. The Atlanta airport is still the largest airport on a global scale with nearly 9 million seats in May, which is 15% above the second-place Beijing. Europe's growth is second only to Asia/Pacific at 6%.

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