Global flights to increase 4% in February 0 OAG
This month’s analysis of the OAG (Official Airline Guide) schedules database indicates that airlines worldwide will operate 4% more flights in February 2011 than in to February 2010. The total number of scheduled flights operating in February 2011 is 2,286,249 with an overall seat offering of 285,747,429 an increase of 5% as compared to February 2010.
Flights and seats to/from North America have increased by 0.01% and 3% respectively. Total number of flights that will operate to/from North America is 78,067 and total offered seats are 15,452,830. Traffic within North America reflects an increase of 0.02% in frequencies and 1% in offered seats. Frequencies and offered seats within North America have increased by
157 and 846,966 respectively.
Flight operations and seat capacity within Europe have both increased by 2%. Total number of flights that will operate within Europe is 493,150 and total offered seats are 59,538,064. Traffic to/from Europe reflects growth with an increase of 10% in the number of flights and 11% in offered seats.
The number of flights and seat capacity within Middle East are scheduled to rise by 3% and 4% respectively. Total flights scheduled to operate within Middle East are 41,312 and seat capacity offered is 6,385,477. Number of flights and seat capacity to/from Middle East reflect an increase of 13% and 14% respectively, with frequency of 49,014 and seat capacity of 10,726,958.
The Number of flights and seat capacity to/from Asia Pacific has increased by 13% and 12% respectively. Within Asia Pacific there will be 41,063 more flights and 6,001,284 more seats than in February 2010 resulting in an increase of 8% in flight operations and 7% in seat offerings.
The Number of flights and seat capacity to/from Africa have increased by 12% and 13% respectively. As compared to February 2010 there will be 3,728 more flights and 830,138 more seats this month. Similarly traffic within Africa reflects a strong growth of 12% in flight operations and 9% in offered seats.
Finally, flight operations and seat capacity within Central & South America have increased by 5% and 6% respectively. Total number of flights that will operate Within Central & South America is 195,420 and total offered seats are 20,460,027. Traffic to/from Central & South America has decreased by 4% in frequency and 3% in offered seats with 2,468 less flights and 262,208 less seats.