Light at the End of the Tunnel?

Global airline capacity showed marginal growth in August 2009, the first month of positive growth for a year, according to the latest data from leading statistics provider OAG.  In its monthly OAG FACTS (Frequency & Capacity Trend Statistics) report on trends in the supply of airline flights and seats, it revealed that the world’s operators had 314.2 million seats on offer in the month, a rise of 0.2% (472,839 more seats) over August 2008 levels.  However, frequencies remained down on the previous year with the total of 2.53 million scheduled flights accounting for a 2% decline (52,043 fewer flights) on August 2008.