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Posted on Thursday 17 March 2011 in Flights
A new report found that the number of seats available on planes flying in the Asia Pacific region has increased 11 percent to 15.2 million.
OAG, a UBM Aviation company, released its monthly statistics, which stated that the Asia Pacific region has the largest passenger seat availability.
Aussie travelers who want to visit Europe or Africa often make connections in the Asia Pacific region. With increased capacity, these trip takers can find more flights to choose from and have faster travel times.
Flights to Beijing and Tokyo accounted for much of the capacity - Beijing reportedly now has the world's second largest airport in terms of passenger traffic. The transportation hub increased the number of seats available by 3 percent in March.
In Shanghai, growth increased by 17 percent, making it the fastest-growing airport in the region for the month.
Tokyo Haneda Airport flew past London's Heathrow in February in terms of flight capacity, but fell behind in March. Approximately 7.79 million passengers plan to take flights out of Japan's capital this month; Heathrow has 7.89 million expected customers.
Peter von Moltke said increased travel to Africa spurred growth investments that led to larger passenger traffic throughout the airports.
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