Air passenger growth

09:41, February 17, 2011      

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The number of international air passengers from the Chinesemainland will rise by an average of 10.8 percent per year through to 2014, making it the world's fastest-growing market, industry association IATA forecast.

Hong Kong will be the world's fastest-growing air cargo market, with growth seen at an average of 12.2 percent per year in the same period, said International Air Transport Association (IATA) Director General Giovanni Bisignani.

IATA forecast the number of Chinese international passengers to rise to 82.1 million by 2014 from 49.2 million in 2009, making it the eighth largest market in the world.

Source: Global Times
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