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OAG International, the provider of airports and airline data, said airlines in the Middle East region would total approximately 1.9 million seats on flights.

OAG International, the provider of airports and airline data, said that airlines in the Middle East region will occupy approximately 1.9 million seats on flights this week, starting on July 29, compared to about 1.5 million in the previous week and by Growth of about 24%, adding that this increase is the largest in the capacity since the introduction of travel restrictions in many countries in the region.

A copy of them, according to the data of the foundation, which Emirates Today viewed, will include the region’s companies, adding up to 400,000 seats on scheduled flights, with many air carriers resorting to the gradual resumption of their operations, pointing out that the numbers are still far from The levels recorded before the outbreak of the virus, which amounted to approximately 5 million seats a week.

The Foundation added that globally, the first week of the summer witnessed the largest weekly growth in capacity since the outbreak of the virus, if airlines around the world would add about 8.2 million seats, an increase of 21%.

"The capacity in South Asia has doubled on a weekly basis with a significant increase in capacity in the Indian market, as 1.4 million seats will be added this week, and in Europe, capacity has increased by almost 50% as many major transportation companies have increased their operating capacity," the foundation said. .

"With the beginning of July and the summer season, a sense of optimism has finally emerged regarding the aviation industry," she said, noting that "talk about travel routes from the United Kingdom over the weekend resulted in an increase in reservations."

She stated that the airline’s carrying capacity during the current week still constitutes only about 41% of the total capacity compared to its usual levels in the same week of last year, explaining: “Without a doubt, this week will be a true test of both reservations and the level of real travel demand.”