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Air France-KLM to raise long-haul flight capacity

08/03/2010 12:07

aeroplaneAir France-KLM said it would raise capacity on its long-haul flights by 0.8 percent this summer as it sees ''tentative signs of recovery.''


Airlines globally have slashed the number of seats on offer during the economic crisis in order to shore up the load factor, or the proportion of seats sold on each flight. The move was designed to stem the losses in average revenue yields per seat.


But there have been signs that airlines are starting to add seats on longer routes to prepare for a gradual economic upturn.


Air France-KLM said that despite the additions to long-haul capacity, it would trim its overall offering by 0.3 percent, reducing capacity on its medium-haul network by 4 percent.


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