OAG: Highest growth since the start of the pandemic and the air traffic restriction

641 thousand seats will be held on flights at the country's airports this week

Airlines operating in UAE airports occupied 2.6 million seats in March 2021. Archived

OAG International, which provides airport and airline data, revealed that airlines operating in the UAE's airports will operate a total of 641,000 seats on flights during the week that began on March 29, compared to about 600,000 seats per week. The previous one, with a growth rate of more than 6.8%, which is the highest in seat capacity since the start of the "Covid-19" pandemic, and the restriction of movement at the country's airports.

Middle east

The corporation’s data, of which Emirates Today obtained a copy, showed that airlines in the Middle East region will occupy about 2.3 million seats this week, compared to the same number in the previous week, pointing out that the UAE market accounts for more than 27% of the total. The volume of capacity occupied by airlines in the region as a whole.

Seat capacity

According to the data, the rate of growth in seat capacity on flights reached about 374% this week, compared to the week that began on March 30, 2020 during the beginning of the pandemic crisis, as airlines occupied that week about 135,000 seats, due to the total closures that were imposed. It affected most of the international airports in the world.

The corporation stated that airlines operating in the UAE airports occupied 2.3 million scheduled seats during February 2021, compared to 2.6 million seats in March 2021 as a whole, with a growth rate of 13%.

Global movement

Globally, the Corporation stated that the weekly seat capacity has exceeded 62.1 million seats on flights, an increase of 4% on a weekly basis, indicating that with all capacity scheduled for this week running, we are heading towards the best week in 12 months.

And she indicated that airlines are still generally optimistic during the summer season, as capacity tends to rise with the spread of the rate of vaccinations, adding that the next four weeks will likely be decisive in drawing the features of the travel market during the entire summer season.

The world heads towards its best week in 12 months in airline seat capacity.

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