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FAA FORECAST SHOWS STEADY AIR TRAVEL GROWTH

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released an annual aviation 20 year forecast that shows a steady growth in the number of air travelers. Airlines in the United States served 756.3 million passengers in 2014, which is an increase of 2.3 percent when compared to 2013. The forecast passenger growth level looks to average about 2.0 percent per year. This increase would lead to one billion travelers by 2029, and 1.14 billion by 2035.

“The improving economy continues to bode well for the health of the U.S air transportation system,” said FAA Administrator Michael Huerta. “The FAA and industry are continuing to deploy NextGen technologies and procedures to ensure that the nation’s aviation system can safely and efficiently meet our growing airspace demands.”

To keep on top of the expected growth and changes, the FAA and Industry are working together to implement the NextGen air traffic modernization plan. Click here to see additional details and a fact sheet on the forecast.

 

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