Faster planes and lower fares make for a growing appetite for travel that will shift the aviation landscape in the coming decades according to a recent report by the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
Nearly 7.8 billion people, approximately 87 percent of the world’s population, will experience flight in 2036.
The charge will be led by China as it displaces the US as the world’s biggest market for air travel in 2022, two years earlier than IATA had earlier forecasted.
India will also emerge as one of the world’s three fastest growing air transport markets by 2036.
IATA expects an over 240 percent increase in the number of travellers over Indian skies, amounting to an addition of 337 million travellers over the next two decades.
By Shayan Shakeel arabianbusiness.com