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Article from BTNews 4 FEBRUARY 2013

Airlines reduce flights

Latest capacity information from flight data and timetable management company OAG shows that airlines worldwide will operate 3% less flights in February 2013 versus last year, and have 1% less seats.  However last year was a leap year with an extra day.  On a seat per day basis the capacity will grow by 3%. 

In its monthly analysis for February it takes a close look at the South East Asia market which has doubled in just nine years.

Whilst Indonesian privately owned low-cost operator Lion Air dominates as the biggest carrier by any measure (seat capacity, frequency, destinations) Indonesia Air Asia is a growing force.  It presently operates 23 Airbus A320 and plans to increase this to 32 by the year end.  In total the Air Asia group has an astonishing 350 A320s on order for delivery over the next 25 years.  The Lion Air Boeing commitment stands at 329.  At present its fleet is 88.  www.oag.com

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