72 million more seats, flight prices continue to take off

72 million more seats, flight prices continue to take off
Air NZ spending to upgrade fleet, contend with engine issues. (Image: Getty)
Brent Melville
Resurgent airline capacity will leave international travellers spoiled for choice next year, but prices won’t be losing altitude anytime soon, analysis by corporate firm FCM Travel shows.The consultancy, the corporate travel management offshoot of Flight Centre, points to a 5.3% overall increase in airline seat numbers on 2019 levels by the first quarter of 2024.That’s 71.8 million more seats available for booking across both domestic and international flight markets.FCM’s latest quarterly trend report suggests the b...

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