Average Seats Per Departure Increase 11.5% Over 2009

Average Seats Per Departure, 2015 vs 2009





Average seats per departure have increased 11.5 percent since 2009 for scheduled worldwide airlines. Currently, the average aircraft has 138 seats (first + coach), up from 120 during 2009. All regions of the world increased seating capacity except Asia. Canada has the smallest average seating capacity at 81, while the Middle East averages 182 seats per departure.

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