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Article from BTNews 7 NOVEMBER 2011

Airline figures for November

This month’s analysis of the OAG (Official Airline Guide) schedules database indicates that airlines worldwide will operate 2% more flights in November 2011 as compared to November 2010.  The total number of scheduled flights operating in November 2011 is just under 2.5m but what is surprising is the 4% jump in seats offered (312m) giving an indication that the Airbus A380 introduction is beginning to have an impact.

Flights and offered seats to and from North America have increased by 5% and 3% respectively.  However within that area there is a decrease of 3% in frequencies and 2% in seats.  For Europe, services are down by 1% but seat capacity has increased by 1%.  Within the Middle East the changes are positive, 5% and 4% respectively.  The greatest change is within Asia Pacific where the growth is 8% and 7% but Africa is down by 6% and 5% respectively. 

With both these areas the actual numbers are small when compared to US/Canada and Europe but Central and South America is moving  ahead with flights increasing by 11% and capacity 14% as older, smaller aircraft are replaced.  However the totals are only less than 10% of North America. www.oag.com

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