European low-cost seat capacity rose by 29% in 2004, accounting for 22% of intra-European capacity--up from 11% in 2002--and "in excess of 30% of all passengers traveling on intra-European routes," according to Route Development Co.'s recently released Low-Cost Monitor 2005. Traditional carriers, meanwhile, "remained almost static in 2003 and increased seat capacity by only 2% in 2004, according to the study, which was supplied to ATWOnline by the UK-based company. It reveals that 35 ...

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