As of 01-May-2016, the global fleet order backlog stands at 12,711 aircraft, 64.9% of which are narrowbodies. Measured by units, aircraft on order overall stand at 42.7% of the in-service fleet.
Articles in ‘Numbers’
Measured by cost per available seat kilometre (CASK), the unit cost gap between low-cost carriers (LCCs) and full service carriers (FSCs) is narrower in the Americas than in any other major world region, particularly in the US.
One of the key competitive dynamics in the aviation industry is the relative cost efficiency of different airlines, as measured by cost per available seat kilometre (CASK). However, a direct comparison of CASK, or unit cost, for different airlines is not straightforward as it varies with the average distance flown.
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