OAG: The local market accounts for 25% of the total capacity in the region

A thousand seats on flights in the Emirates this week 750

Airlines in the Middle East occupy 3 million seats this week.

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OAG International, a provider of airport and airline data, revealed that airlines operating in UAE airports will occupy a total of about 750,000 seats on flights, this week, which started on September 13, compared to about 734,000 in The previous week, a slight decrease of about 2%.

Data from the corporation, obtained by Emirates Today, showed that airlines in the Middle East will occupy about three million seats this week, compared to 2.9 million in the previous week, pointing out that the UAE market accounts for about 25% of the total volume. Capacity operated by airlines in the region as a whole.

Globally, OAG indicated that airlines around the world will occupy about 79 million seats this week, with a slight growth rate of about 0.7%, compared to the previous week, noting that both the United States and China retain the largest percentage of seats on scheduled flights. Most of them are for domestic flights.

The Foundation explained that the total capacity until the end of this year so far amounts to 3.7 billion seats, compared to 3.2 billion seats that were scheduled in 2020, an increase of 15%, but when compared to 2019, this will be a decrease of approximately 36%.

Despite this, she added, there are still 699 scheduled airlines operating, compared to 715 at the beginning of the epidemic, noting that this proves that the airlines have been very successful and are making their way through the crisis.

She stated that vaccination rates are increasing in many countries, while some airlines are preparing to operate more A380 aircraft, in order to return to service, at a time when new airlines are scheduled to launch in the next few months.

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