IATA forecasts 3.6 billion global airline passengers by 2016
from Air Transport World
IATA said global airline passengers carried annually will rise 28.6 percent over the 2.8 billion flown in 2011 to 3.6 billion by 2016. In a forecast recently released, IATA projected average annual worldwide passenger growth of 5.3 percent for the 2012-2016 period. Of the more than 800 million new annual passengers to be added between 2011 and 2016, around 500 million will be traveling on domestic routes, IATA said.
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