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Article from BTNews 6 SEPTEMBER 2010

Airline flights increase

OAG (Official Airline Guide) has published its database information for September which indicates that carriers, worldwide, will offer 6% more services, and 8% extra seats, compared with September 2009.  On offer by airlines are 320m seats for the month.  All areas have shown an increase, including North America, which has been slack.  Here the figures are up by 2% and 3% respectively.  In and out of the area the figures are better with the growth at 5% and 6%.  Flights and offered seats to/from North America have increased by 5% and 6%.  Within Europe flights have increased from 30,652 to 623,579, an increase of 5%.  The August IATA figures, of actual passengers moved, due this week, will give a further indication of the trend. www.oag.com

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