The company put into the market place capacity totalling 3,290m seat kilometres which was at par with last year’s level. There were compensating changes evidenced in the network with incremental destinations launched to Jeddah (Saudi Arabia), N’djamena (Chad) and Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) while Europe shrunk due to capacity rationalization.
The capacity into Middle East, Far East and India regions grew by 3.6% mainly on the Bombay and Bangkok-Hong-Kong routes. Capacity offered into Europe shrunk by 5.0% compared to the same quarter of prior year largely due to low loads to Rome and London. This was as a result of frequency reduction to London and aircraft downgrade to Rome from the larger B767 aircraft to the smaller B737.
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