Published on : Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Global airlines’ grouping International Air Transport Association (IATA) said on Tuesday India was expected to have 478 million air passengers in 2036 on the back of strong demand. The country is projected to see a staggering growth from 141 million passengers in 2016.
Releasing its 20-year passenger forecast, the IATA said globally a total of 7.8 billion passengers are expected to travel in 2036, with Asia-Pacific region leading the demand.
China is expected to fly ..
China is expected to fly the highest number of passengers at 1.5 billion, of which 921 million would be the new ones followed by the United States with 1.1 billion, including 401 million new passengers) in 2036, IATA said.
India would be the third fastest growing market, with an expected addition of 337 million new passengers, taking the total to 478 million, it added.
According to IATA, Indonesia with 355 million passengers, including 235 million new ones would be the fourth fastest growing aviation market in 2036. It would be followed by Turkey where the total is expected to be 196 million passengers, including 119 million new passengers.
Noting that the Asia-Pacific region would be the biggest driver of demand, the grouping said the region would be the source of more than half the new passengers over the next two decades.