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Wed, Feb 01, 2012

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.01.12): Seat Density

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Seat Density

Average seating configuration of an airline’s operating fleet. The measure is derived by dividing total available seat miles flown by the number of aircraft miles flown. It is important to understand the average aircraft size as it is an important determinant of employees needed to service the operation of a particular airline.

FMI: http://aviationglossary.com/airline-definition/seat-density/

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