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10 cities in the world seeing biggest increase in low-cost carriers

November 15, 2013 08:59 IST

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With the aviation sector witnessing a boom in recent years, especially in the developing world, low-cost carriers are attracting an ever-increasing number of passengers.

Let's take a look at cities that are seeing biggest increase in seat capacity of low-cost airlines.

Source: Amadeus

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Image: Aviation sector has been witnessing a boom in recent years.
Photographs: Daniel Munoz/Reuters
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London

Country: The United Kingdom

Total low-cost airline seat capacity: 14,770,173 in first half of 2013

Total low-cost airline seat capacity: 14,381,410 in first half of 2012

Low-cost airline seat capacity change: 3 per cent

Overall rank in low-cost airline seat capacity: 1

London, one of the biggest financial centres of the world, saw biggest growth in seat capacity.

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Image: A view of Boxpark Shoreditch shopping mall in London, United Kingdom.
Photographs: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

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Sao Paulo

Country: Brazil

Total low-cost airline seat capacity: 10,751,221 in first half of 2013

Total low-cost airline seat capacity: 10,053,159 in first half of 2012

Low-cost airline seat capacity change: 7 per cent

Overall rank in low-cost airline seat capacity: 2

Sao Paulo, one of the biggest cities of Brazil, saw 7 per cent growth in seat capacity.

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Image: People walk along Oscar Freire street, Sao Paulo's version of Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Photographs: Paulo Whitaker/Reuters

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Jakarta

Country: Indonesia

Total low-cost airline seat capacity: 9,380,306 in first half of 2013

Total low-cost airline seat capacity: 6,513,041 in first half of 2012

Low-cost airline seat capacity change: 44 per cent

Overall rank in low-cost airline seat capacity: 3

Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia, saw a whopping 44 per cent jump in seat capacity.

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Image: A view of Jakarta, Indonesia.
Photographs: Supri/Reuters

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Kuala Lumpur

Country: Malaysia

Total low-cost airline seat capacity: 8,115,005 in first half of 2013

Total low-cost airline seat capacity: 7,116,362 in first half of 2012

Low-cost airline seat capacity change: 15 per cent

Overall rank in low-cost airline seat capacity: 4

Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, witnessed 15 per cent jump in seat capacity.

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Image: Budget carrier AirAsia's stewardesses in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Photographs: Zainal Abd Halim/Reuters

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Las Vegas

Country: United States

Total low-cost airline seat capacity: 7,515,394 in first half of 2013

Total low-cost airline seat capacity: 7,556,416 in first half of 2012

Low-cost airline seat capacity change: Minus 1 per cent

Overall rank in low-cost airline seat capacity: 5

Las Vegas, the gambling capital of United States, witnessed a drop in seat capacity.

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Image: Clubbers take a break from dancing in the Red Room at the Pure nightclub inside Caesars Palace hotel-casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.
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Denver

Country: United States

Total low-cost airline seat capacity: 6,905,360 in first half of 2013

Total low-cost airline seat capacity: 7,107,811 in first half of 2012

Low-cost airline seat capacity change: Minus 3 per cent

Overall rank in low-cost airline seat capacity: 6

Denver, the largest city of Colorado, saw three per cent fall in seat capacity.

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Image: Frontier Airlines's flight attendant Cheryl Jacquot checks seats for safety cards before a trip to Washington, DC, at the Denver Airport, Colorado, United States.
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Chicago

Country: United States

Total low-cost airline seat capacity: 6,852,703 in first half of 2013

Total low-cost airline seat capacity: 6,541,093 in first half of 2012

Low-cost airline seat capacity change: 5 per cent

Overall rank in low-cost airline seat capacity: 7

Chicago, the third most populous city of the United States, witnessed five per cent increase in seat capacity.

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Image: Students make their way to Whitney Young High School in Chicago, United States.
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Barcelona

Country: Spain

Total low-cost airline seat capacity: 6,696,157 in first half of 2013

Total low-cost airline seat capacity: 6,681,110 in first half of 2012

Low-cost airline seat capacity change: 0 per cent

Overall rank in low-cost airline seat capacity: 8

Barcelona, the second-largest city of Spain, saw zero growth in seat capacity.

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Image: A woman looks at clothes inside a Bershka's shop in central Barcelona, Spain.
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New York

Country: United States

Total low-cost airline seat capacity: 6,594,414 in first half of 2013

Total low-cost airline seat capacity: 6,325,789 in first half of 2012

Low-cost airline seat capacity change: 4 per cent

Overall rank in low-cost airline seat capacity: 9

New York, the financial capital of the United States, witnessed four per cent growth in seat capacity.

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Manila

Country: The Philippines

Total low-cost airline seat capacity: 5,743,015 in first half of 2013

Total low-cost airline seat capacity: 5,615,765 in first half of 2012

Low-cost airline seat capacity change: 2 per cent

Overall rank in low-cost airline seat capacity: 10

Manila, the capital of the Philippines, saw two per cent growth in seat capacity.


Image: A dancer performs during the Kalesa Festival in Manila, the Philippines.
Photographs: Darren Whiteside/Reuters

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