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Australia South Pacific to See Heavy Traffic Pick Up

By Juliet Van Wagenen | April 27, 2015
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[Avionics Today 04-27-2015] The passenger aircraft fleet serving the Australia South Pacific region will grow from some 700 aircraft today to more than 1,200 by 2033, according to Airbus’ latest Global Market Forecast (GMF). Alongside regional annual growth set at 4.5 percent, the fleet will see a doubling in the number of wide-body aircraft.

Overview of Melbourne International Airport
Overview of Melbourne International Airport. Photo: Melbourne Airport

With aviation growth comparable with other mature markets such as North America and Europe, the Australian South Pacific region has the world’s highest propensity to travel per capita. Traffic to and from developing markets will grow even more quickly, however, with traffic to Asia growing at 5.1 percent, Latin America 6.2 percent, Africa 6.3 percent, and the Middle East 5.4 percent, which are all well above the 4.7 percent world average. Moreover, by 2033, the number of aviation mega-cities globally will double to 91. Perth, Brisbane and Auckland will join today’s mega-cities of Sydney and Melbourne.

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