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Amadeus finds low-cost airlines booming in Asia, eastern Europe

Published: 28/10/2013 - Filed under: Home » News »

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Amadeus has found that low-cost airline capacity is booming in Asia and eastern Europe. Analysis shows that Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia accounted for more than 50 percent of the 6.8 percent growth seen in the first half of 2013.

Indonesia was up by 12.3 million seats, India was up by 3 million, Thailand increased 2 million, and Malaysia moved up 1.8 million.

London remains the largest city with a low-cost airline capacity of almost 15 million available seat in the first of half of the year. The next largest city is Sao Paulo with 10 million, and the top US city is Las Vegas with 7.5 million.

Europe overall is divided. Western Europe city Madrid saw a decline of 27 percent, while Warsaw saw a 63 percent jump.

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