anna aero (airline network news and analysis) Surrey, United Kingdom 29 August 2018
Cuba leads international growth race
A review of the more established international markets reveals that 79 were served with a minimum of 100,000 one-way seats in 2016, with 58 of these enjoying an increase in capacity last year. The strongest growth came on services to Cuba, with seat numbers to the Caribbean island up 380% due to the Obama administration’s decision to allow US airlines to operate scheduled flights between the two countries for the first time in many years, as part of a widely reported restoration of diplomatic relations.
U.S. Top 12 International Growth Markets
Capacity Growth 2017 v 2016
(2017 one-way seats; non-stop flights only)
Source: OAG Schedules Analyser
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