5 MARCH 2012


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Article from BTNews 5 MARCH 2012

OAG airport review

Based upon the latest analysis of scheduled airline capacity data from airline data specialists OAG, total scheduled airline capacity is anticipated to increase by 3% in March 2012.  The increase in overall capacity however is not matched by a similar increase in frequency, indeed total frequencies have increased by only 2% over March last year. 

OAG says that although the trend towards increases in capacity and frequency is encouraging, from a regional perspective the picture is somewhat mixed and significant variations exist.  The Middle East is the region which commands the highest level of increase in capacity and frequency where OAG notes a 9% increase in frequency and an increase of 10% in capacity.

Capacity within North America sees a decline of 1% suggesting the continuation of difficult trading conditions as a consequence of the global economic downturn.  Frequencies within North America have also declined by 3% an overall contraction of the market albeit the majority arguably being attributable to changes in the schedules of American Airlines as the carrier enters Chapter 11.

For March Beijing Airport anticipates an increase in capacity of 6%. www.oag.com

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