Middle East's air traffic to surge 287% over next 20 years -Boeing.

By bne IntelliNews September 29, 2010
The international plane maker Boeing said in a report it expected air traffic in the Middle East region to surge by 287% to reach an annual growth average of 7.1% over the next 20 years. The figure is higher than the expected average growth of global air traffic estimated at 5.3%, the report added. Boeing noted that high demand in the region will push companies to require around 2,340 new airplanes in the region by the year 2029.

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