Capacity growth in 2018 set to grow once again

In 2018, there will be over 10.7 billion arriving and departing seats available on commercial flights around the world, an increase of 218 million (more than the population of Pakistan [211m] or more than double the population of the Philippines [106m]). All regions will see growth, except for the Middle East which will be reduced by 1.1%. Domestic seats account for 6.3 billion (59%), with the USA, China, India, Indonesia & Japan taking the top 5 spots. International seats account for 4.4 billion (41%) with the USA, UK, Germany, Spain & China making up the top 5.