Airbus Gmf Book 2014-2033 Essay

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Global Market Forecast Flying on demand 2014 2033 Global Market Forecast 002 Introduction 2014, MARKED THE CENTENARY OF COMMERCIAL FLIGHT OPERATIONS, with the first scheduled flight taking off in January 1914. This airboat service carried passengers, one-by-one, between St Petersburg and Tampa in Florida. It took 23 minutes and cost five dollars one way, the equivalent of $116 in 2014 dollars. The same journey took two hours by boat, 4-12 hours by train or up to 20 hours by road. The economic benefits of air transport were clear. Thomas Benoist, the builder of the airboats, said, «Someday, people will be crossing oceans on airliners like they do on steamships today.» As a twenty-year forecast it was not far off the mark! Today, the global airline industry performs around 32 million commercial flights a year, transporting 3 billion passengers and 50 million tonnes of freight. Tampa International Airport handled 17 million passengers in 2013, an incredible evolution in the relatively short time since this first commercial air service. New, emerging markets continue to drive impressive growth, their airlines cutting journey times massively for millions of new travelers. In the year that has passed since our last forecast, aviation has continued to deliver growth and prosperity both locally and globally. ATAG (the Air Transport Action Group) recently assessed the industry’s global economic impact at $2.4 trillion annually, providing employment for nearly 60 million people. Affordable air transport is not purely a consequence of economic growth but is one of its great enablers. The benefits are also clear for millions of passengers flying every day, with aviation playing a key role in lives which are increasingly driven by a global society. In our forecast we take the very latest economic and market data and apply a forecasting methodology developed and

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