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Average Flight Capacity 8% Higher than 2019

There are currently 8% higher more available seats per flight – in the first quarter of 2024 – compared to the early part of 2019.

According to research by travel and flight data provider OAG, worldwide airline capacity will pass 2019 levels this year.

While many European airlines – including Ryanair and EasyJet – have more capacity to their flights (both adding an average of 7 seats per plane); United Airlines, in the US, has seen the biggest increase, adding 21 seats per flight since the second quarter of 2019.

Geoff Percival
Geoff Percival
Geoff has worked in business, news, consumer and travel journalism for more than 25 years; having worked for and contributed to the likes of The Irish Examiner, Business & Finance, Business Plus, The Sunday Times, The Irish News, Senior Times, and The Sunday Tribune.

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