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Bahrain International Airport to expand capacity in 2013

MANAMA, Bahrain - The Bahrain Airport Company (BAC) announced plans to further expand Bahrain International Airport (BIA) in the coming year.

Global airline capacity grows for 11th consecutive month

CHICAGO, Ill. - This month's analysis of the OAG schedules database indicates that airlines worldwide will operate 1% more flights in April 2012, compared to April 2011.

Airlines for America forecasts decrease in winter holiday air travelers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S.

Airlines record 5th successive month of global capacity growth

CHICAGO, Ill. - The world's airlines have scheduled 5% more capacity on 3% more flights for the fifth month running, according to the latest statistics from OAG, a UBM Aviation brand.

Boeing working with Russian airports to increase capacity

ZHUKOVSKY, Russia - Boeing announced today at the Moscow Air Show that it has signed Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) to cooperate toward increasing the efficiency and capacity of leading Russian airp

Asia leads the world in aviation growth

CHICAGO, Ill. - Published seat capacity figures for July on flights within the Asia Pacific region will reach 99,044,360, according to the latest statistics from OAG, a UBM Aviation brand.

JAL extends reduction of international and domestic capacity on select routes

The JAL Group reduced capacity on a portion of its international routes in April and May this year, decreasing flight frequencies and changing fleet plans in order to secure profitability as travel de

Emirates becomes world’s third-largest carrier

Dubai - Emirates has become the world's third-largest carrier by capacity for two consecutive months this year, beating United Airlines, according to a report by the Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation (

Africa’s urbanization outpaces capacity to provide water, sanitation

The number of people without access to adequate water and sanitation facilities in Africa has risen swiftly in recent decades as the continent’s rapid urbanization outpaced its capacity to provide t

Airport News: Can Brazilian airports handle the World Cup?

SAO PAULO - Brazil's airline industry is increasingly concerned that the country will not have adequate airport capacity for the 2014 soccer World Cup because of slow expansion and growing demand for

Thai Airways – surviving the turmoil

As Thai Airways performance has been severely battered by both the volcano ash and the political turmoil in Thailand, the airline’s management has unveiled a series of tactical moves to limit the im

Qantas expects to return to profitability

SYDNEY - Qantas Airways Ltd.

Stuffing planes like Thanksgiving turkeys

Thanksgiving air travelers can expect crowded planes as a result of the most dramatic capacity cuts since World War II, according to the industry's trade group.

ATA: Airlines will be operating planes filled to capacity during holiday

Travelers should pack light because air carriers in the United States will be operating planes filled to capacity during the Thanksgiving holiday, the Air Transport Association of America said Monday.

LAN plans to add 10% in seat capacity in 2010

Chile's largest carrier, LAN Airlines, plans to add 10% in seat capacity in 2010, with cargo capacity up about 16% to 18% next year, Alejandro de la Fuente Goic, chief financial officer, said Tuesday

US carriers: Planes are full, traffic down

U.S. airlines sold fewer seats but flew fuller planes in July as the economic recession continued to nibble at travel demand.

Leigh Clifford: The growth in demand certainly doesn’t reflect the increase...

PERTH - Qantas Airways Ltd. faces a challenging environment on some routes where capacity is growing but demand isn't growing as much, Chairman Leigh Clifford told a business group Wednesday.

Doug Parker: No cuts in US capacity for US Airways

US Airways Group Inc has no plans for further downsizing, despite capacity cuts by rivals and falling travel demand in the United States, the airline's chief executive said on Wednesday.

No other option for BA but to cut back

LONDON - British Airways PLC reported another month of declining passenger traffic, forcing the U.K. flag carrier to further cut summer and winter capacity.

American to reduce capacity by 7.5% in 2009

American Airlines will reduce mainline seating capacity by 7.5 percent in 2009 versus 2008, compared to previous expectations for a 6.5 percent year-over-year decline, Gerard Arpey, chairman and CEO,

British Airways reports worst quarterly loss as fares slump

LONDON - British Airways, Europe's third-largest long-haul airline, on Friday reported its worst quarterly loss since records began as it reduced tickets prices to stimulate demand amid a sharp slowdo

Emirates yearly earnings drop 72 percent amid downturn, but airline maintains...

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Emirates, the Middle East's biggest airline, said Thursday its profit tumbled 72 percent last fiscal year as it struggled with soaring fuel prices and a drop in demand

Global airline capacity drops 9 million seats in April

The world's airlines have scheduled 6 percent fewer flights for April 2009 compared with the same month last year, with a 3 percent drop in seat capacity, according to the latest statistics from OAG.

As airlines cut capacity, aircraft “boneyards” rise

Almost every airline has released reports of capacity cuts, so where do all these planes go?

American Airlines to cut US capacity 9 percent

DALLAS - American Airlines plans to cut U.S. flying by 9 percent this year and trim international capacity 2.5 percent as it battles falling travel demand in a recession.

Japan Airlines lead cuts as airlines fret on demand

MADRID - Japan Airlines said it could slash international capacity by almost 10 percent and Scandinavia's SAS unveiled brutal cost cuts on Tuesday as global airlines scrambled to adjust to worsening d

ITB Aviation Day focuses on the collapse of capacity, climate protection,...

BERLIN – The global aviation industry will face major challenges in 2009, with sharply fluctuating oil prices and jet fuel costs, the crises affecting capital markets, overcapacities, and climate pr

Slovenian natural health resorts nearly booked to capacity last year

Slovenian natural health resorts boasted a great occupancy rate in 2008. The number of overnight stays went up 3.1 percent in the first eleven months of 2008 over 2007.

Delta Air Lines to cut 2009 capacity 6-8 percent

CHICAGO - Delta Air Lines will cut its systemwide capacity by 6 percent to 8 percent in 2009 because of weaker travel demand, the world's largest carrier said on Tuesday.