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FAA forecasts air travel to more than double in the next 20 years

16-Feb-2011 12:34 PM

US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released (15-Feb-2011) its annual forecast predicting that air travel will more than double in the next 20 years. The FAA 20-year forecast predicts passenger numbers on US airlines will rise by 3.5% from 2010 to 737.4 million passengers in 2011. That figure is projected to grow an average of 2.8% each year during the remaining forecast period to 1.3 billion by 2031. Details include:

  • Passenger enplanements by region for US Mainline Air carriers:
    • FY2011:
    • FY2011 to 2031:
      • Domestic: +2.4%;
      • International: +4.4%;
      • Atlantic: +3.5%;
      • Latin America: +4.7%;
      • Asia Pacific: +4.9%;
      • System: +2.8%.
    • Air cargo (Revenue Ton Miles) for US Commercial air carriers:
    • FY2011:
      • Total: +5.6%;
      • Domestic: +4.2%;
      • International: +6.4%;
    • FY2011 to FY2031:
      • Total: +4.6%;
      • Domestic: +2.7%;
      • International: +5.4%.
    • Passenger real yield for U.S. Mainline air carriers:
    • FY2011: