The 22 members of the Association of European Airlines (AEA) will offer 3.8% more flights and 5.5% more seats in the upcoming summer season compared to the same period in 2015, launching 254 new routes. Over the summer 2016 season AEA members—primarily scheduled carriers—will offer some 273 million seats. The number of flights will increase to 1.76 million. Long-haul routes will see the greatest growth, with a 6.7% increase in flights over 55 new intercontinental connections ...

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