I like statistics: The number of seats offered on flights operating this month (July) has reached an all-time high, with a capacity of 309.7 million seats worldwide – equivalent to an airline seat for the entire population of the United States.
According to the latest statistics from the Official Airline Guide, this represents 19.9 million extra seats (a 7% increase) available to travellers compared with the same month last year.
The number of flights for July 2007 has increased by an additional 129,373, a rise of 5% year on year. A total of 2.6 million flights are timetabled this month, topping the previous industry high of 2.51 million reported for May 2007, and up from 2.47 million for July 2006.
To me it is hard to imagine that many people on the move.
An interesting bit of news: Greece and Turkey on Thursday agreed to exchange electricity power. The two countries aim to complete all interconnection projects of their electricity grids by January 2008 (using the Philippi-Babaeski 400 KV line).
The Turkish Minister said: "The line expands in 268 km carrying electricity power of 137 KV to Greece by the end of July or early August. Our relations with Greece are very good with new projects constantly emerging. We will be able to receive electricity power from Greece as well".
To me this indicates more of what goes on in everyday life between countries than the attention seeking politicians and the sensation seeking news media. There is no room for animosity in buying and selling.
- At July 27, 2007 5:20 PM Arunesh Kumar said...
You have a very nice blog... out here. The white spot on the church silhouette, I thought it is the moon. It seems like another planet that makes it a vintage photograph.. Awesome.
- At August 06, 2007 12:41 AM Pijush said...
Excellent Pics, I like both of them. Thanks for sharing the interesing facts as well.