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OAG Showing Marked Growth: 111,000 More Scheduled Flights than Last June

2007-06-13 16:46 857

BEIJING, June 13 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- OAG Worldwide Ltd, the global flight information and data solutions company for passenger aviation, air cargo logistics and business travel markets, today announced that they are showing strong growth over last June, with more flights especially in the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia-Pacific region.

-- The latest schedules analysis from OAG reveals that the

world’s airlines will operate 2.49m flights in June 2007,

offering a total of 295m seats. Compared to the same

period last year, this month there will be an additional

111,000 scheduled flights and an extra 17.2m seats,

representing a growth of 5% and 6% respectively.

-- Traffic to and from the Middle East and Africa continues to

grow. This month there will be a total of 34,400 flights

to and from the Middle East and 28,200 flights to and from

Africa, representing an increase of 8% and 12%

respectively.

-- A similar pattern is shown in the European market with

airlines scheduling 8% and 6% more international and

domestic flights respectively compared to June 2006.

Total operations within Europe will now reach 613,000

flights with international traffic to and from this region

exceeding 95,000 flights.

-- The Asia-Pacific market is also experiencing strong

growth. This month airlines have scheduled 49,800

flights to and from this region. Within Asia-Pacific there

will be 501,000 domestic flights, an increase of 7%

compared to June of last year.

-- Central and South America shows a more modest growth

compared to the other regions. In June 2007 there will

be an additional 2,000 international flights, an increase

of 4% compared to the same month last year.

-- Traffic to/from and within the North American market is

showing a growth of 5% and 3% respectively compared to

the same period in 2006. This month there will be 942,700

flights within North America with a further 92,500

international operations.

-- Low Cost Market Worldwide: In June 2007 there will be an

additional 71,000 low cost flights and 12.1m seats compared

to June last year. This represents a significant increase

of 22% in the number of flights operated by low cost carriers

and 27% in the overall available seat capacity.

The table below shows a seven-year trend in the overall number of flights (network and low cost) to/from and within selected regions from June 2001 through to June 2007.

Key Regions Jun-04 Jun-05 Jun-06 Jun-07 Growth

07 vs 06

Worldwide

Flights 2,242,839 2,356,734 2,387,093 2,498,055 5%

To/From

Africa 20,452 22,835 25,251 28,225 12%

Within Africa 46,183 50,830 48,299 51,181 6%

To/From

Asia/Pacific 39,760 41,832 46,721 49,802 7%

Within

Asia/Pacific 397,516 432,762 469,968 501,006 7%

To/From Central

& SouthAmerica 52,791 55,353 56,677 58,742 4%

Within Central

& SouthAmerica 166,710 166,967 175,242 175,586 0%

To/From Europe 75,720 81,141 88,388 95,256 8%

Within Europe 530,234 562,354 578,658 612,976 6%

To/From Middle

East 25,106 27,624 32,010 34,446 8%

Within Middle

East 26,179 27,320 31,627 35,071 11%

To/From North

America 80,185 84,717 87,803 92,527 5%

Within North

America 929,010 959,750 914,874 942,736 3%

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Source: OAG Worldwide Ltd
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