The UAE accounts for 28% of the total capacity in the region

OAG: 1.1 million seats at the country’s airports this week

Airlines in the Middle East will occupy 3.88 million seats this week.


The OAG International Corporation, which provides data on airports and airlines, said that airlines operating in UAE airports will occupy about 1,106 thousand seats during the week starting from April 12, compared to 1,113 thousand seats in the previous week.

Seating capacity

According to the institution's data, the seat capacity recorded a growth of 612% this week, compared to the same week of 2020, noting that the current capacity is still 23% less compared to levels before the pandemic of the emerging Corona Virus (Covid-19) during that period. .

The Middle East

OAG stated that airlines in the Middle East will occupy about 3.88 million seats this week, with a growth rate of 0.4% compared to the previous week, pointing out that the UAE market accounts for more than 28% of the total volume of capacity occupied by airlines. Aviation in the region as a whole.

Global Market

Globally, OAG revealed that the scheduled seat capacity this week reached 85.2 million seats, compared to 83.9 million seats in the previous week.

She explained that airlines will occupy an additional 1.5 million seats this week, compared to the previous week, noting that the bulk of this growth is concentrated in the US market, as well as markets in South Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa.

global challenges

And “OAG” pointed out that the past week was full of challenges in Europe, with a shortage of employees in airlines and airports, while the “zero Covid” strategy in China still imposed a home ban on millions of people.

Cancel seats

The Foundation indicated that airlines removed about 14.6 million seats for the remaining weeks of this April, in the past seven days, many of them in Europe and Northeast Asia, noting that, however, air carriers have added more seats for the next months of June and July.

She stressed that the recovery in the capabilities of airlines, over the past four weeks, was "surprising", and that air carriers and airports did everything in their power to respond to the increases in demand, under difficult circumstances.

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