9-Feb-2012 8:13 AM

Airbus foresees demand for 400 new aircraft in Spain as air traffic almost doubles by 2030

Airbus forecast (08-Feb-2012) Spanish airlines will need 400 new passenger aircraft over the next 20 years, with air traffic in Spain expected to almost double by 2030. The total market value for the renewal and expansion of the Spanish passenger aircraft fleet is estimated at USD45 billion. Airbus outlook expects the Spanish fleet of aircraft of 100 seats or more will increase by 81%, from around 244 aircraft at the end of 2010 to a total of 441 aircraft in 2030. Of the current fleet, 203 aircraft will be replaced with more efficient types and 197 aircraft, nearly one half of the new aircraft demand, will be for growth. Demand by aircraft segment is as follows:

  • Narrowbodies: 317;
  • Twin-engine widebodies: 58;
  • Very large aircraft: 25. [more - original PR]

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