8 APRIL 2013


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Article from BTNews 8 APRIL 2013

OAG for April

Data company OAG’s latest airline capacity update reports that airlines worldwide will see an increase of 2% in flights for April 2013 versus last year, and an increase of 3% to seats.  This means carriers worldwide will operate 11.2m more seats, equivalent to 374,000 additional seats every day compared to April 2012, with the bulk of this growth continuing to be seen in Asia with increases of 8% to flights and 9% to seat capacity versus last year.

April 2013 sees strong growth with carriers in the Middle East delivering the fastest expansion, adding over 28,000 seats every day versus April 2012.  Capacity in Central and South America also continues its strong growth, with a 4% increase this month versus last year.

Within each market area only Asia/Pacific and Central/South American are expected to expand this month.

OAG has also published some interesting figures regarding airport capacity growth, only 10 of the significant operations showing increases.  These airports are (in order of volume increase): Dubai, Kuala Lumpur, Istanbul, Jakarta, Mexico City, Guangzhou, Oslo, Seoul, Dallas Fort Worth and Sao Paolo.

OAG is currently part of the UBM stable and up for sale.  Negotiations are said to be under way with a potential new owner. www.oag.com

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