The OAG (Official Airline Guide) reports that the world’s airlines will offer 59.7 million fewer seats in the fourth quarter of 2008 than they did a year ago. The latest figures from the OAG database reveal a seven percent drop both in the number of flights and seat capacity for October, November and December 2008 compared with the same time last year.
The U.S. domestic market will account for 33 percent of the global decline in capacity. Also, 32 airports in the U.S. will lose scheduled air service. The OAG is a global flight information and data solutions company. Visit http://www.insideflyer.com/link/?1208 to learn more.