20 JANUARY 2014


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Article from BTNews 20 JANUARY 2014

Airlines – how many?

Innovata, the US-based airline information provider, has currently 834 operating airlines in its database of which 715 fly under their own designator.  During December, on average, 96.36% of the flight records in the database were updated each week, and over the month 99.48% of all flight records were updated.  The averages for the full year 2013 were 95.75% updated weekly, and 99.34% updated monthly.

Amongst the 800 plus airlines 118 are designated as Low-Cost Carriers; and 103 airlines who file F and V services (cargo and truck services).  A total of 253 airlines currently in the database operate wide body aircraft and/or F and V services.  Currently almost one in 10 flights filed with Innovata is a pure cargo service.

During 2013, 98 airlines added or re-instated to the database (compared to 63 in 2012); there were 88 IATA code or airline name changes to currently operating airlines (67 in 2012); and 69 airlines either ceased operations, suspended operations or merged (82 in 2012). www.innovata-llc.com

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