Increased Flight Capacity to Make Holidays More Affordable

By Travelmatch, PRNE
Thursday, May 5, 2011

Online Holiday Specialists Travelmatch Expect Growing Capacity to Bring Down the Price of air Travel and Make Trips to Europe Even More Affordable

LONDON, May 6, 2011 - Travelmatch expects flight prices to fall in the coming months and years
as increased capacity to European destinations changes the holiday market.
The online travel specialists have charted increased seat availability for
holidays to Marmaris ( and Costa del
Sol in Spain - they predict this will result in great discounts on flight
prices for British tourists looking to head to the Mediterranean for seaside

Travelmatch is basing these conclusions upon their own data and figures
released by OAG Aviation (, a global flight
information and data solutions company. OAG found that there were 317.4
million airline seats available worldwide in April, a 5 per cent increase in
capacity over 2010. During the same period European capacity increased by 2
per cent. According to, the increased availability of seats
should encourage competition between airlines and ultimately lower prices.

Alex Francis of Travelmatch comments: "Rising capacity has been brought
about by two factors. Firstly, airlines are focusing in on popular resorts,
providing customers with flights that suit their needs perfectly. Secondly,
we are in the midst of a global rise in capacity with more and more flights
being planned every day. At (
we believe this is fantastic news for British tourists as they should see
prices fall as supply increases - this will also spur competition between
different airlines, which will only serve to lower the overall cost of
holidays further."

Francis expects the price of flights to fall over the coming years,
making trips to the continent even more affordable. He concludes: "Over the
past decade we have seen prices drop considerably; we expect this trend to
continue as increased capacity brings down the cost of air travel. This is
very exciting news for British travellers interested in booking stays at
hotels like the Green Nature Resort & Spa (
aris.html) in Marmaris and other fantastic spots around the Mediterranean."

About Travelmatch:

Travelmatch is a new travel discovery engine that helps inspire customers
by matching their requirements to a wide range of holidays, hotels, flights,
cruises, villas or city breaks. Unlike other travel sites, customers are not
required to choose a destination, date or budget before they can begin
searching. Customers are able to make informed decisions by exploring photos,
user reviews, maps, events and activities and other fun things relevant to
their chosen travel product. Travelmatch, which closed its first funding
round in 2010, is based in Notting Hill, London.

Contact Information: Alex Francis, Press Officer, Travelmatch, press at
Newcombe House, 45 Notting Hill Gate, London, W11 3LQ, Tel: +44(0)20-3384-5830

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