A380’s and Trans-Atlantic Capacity

A total of 408 daily flights are scheduled between the U.S. and Europe this summer, said Craig Jenks, president of Airline/Aircraft Projects. After years of declining as airlines switched to smaller planes, the average number of seats on those flights will rise to 255.8 seats per departure this summer compared to 252.4 last summer.

The super-jumbo Airbus A380, now flown by both Air France and Lufthansa to the U.S., accounts for most of the per-departure seat increase.

(Via The Middle Seat Terminal.)