The local market accounts for 27% of the operating capacity in the region

842 thousand seats on flights in the Emirates this week

Seating capacity for the current week recorded a growth of 78% compared to the corresponding week of 2020. Archive

OAG International, a provider of airport and airline data, revealed that airlines operating in the UAE airports will occupy a total of 842,500 seats on flights, during the current week, which began on the fourth of October, compared to about 815 thousand in the previous week, with a growth rate of about 3.5%.

The institution's data, which "Emirates Today" obtained a copy of, showed that the seat capacity for this week recorded a growth of more than 78% in the corresponding week of 2020, when companies occupied 472,000 seats.

According to the Corporation's data, airlines in the Middle East will occupy about three million seats this week, compared to about the same number in the previous week, pointing out that the UAE market accounts for about 27% of the total volume of capacity occupied by airlines in the region. As a whole.

Globally, the institution indicated a growing feeling that the global market is about to recover finally, despite the fact that the short-term expectations until the end of the year are still very weak, but it stressed that things look more optimistic during the next year.

OAG indicated that the global capacity this week amounted to 78.6 million seats, while the air transport sector is still 30% below 2019 levels.

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