Air France-KLM to up capacity

Air France-KLM said it would raise capacity on its long-haul flights by 0.8 per cent this summer as it sees “tentative signs of recovery.” Airlines globally have slashed the number of seats on offer during the economic crisis in order to shore up the load factor, or the proportion of seats sold on each flight. The move was designed to stem the losses in average revenue yields per seat. But there have been signs that airlines are starting to add seats on longer routes to prepare for a gradual economic upturn.