Global Air Travel Still Gathering Speed

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A survey sees the number of air travelers around the world doubling by 2025, to more than 9 billion passengers annually. The Geneva-based Airports Council International predicts Asia will challenge North America as the busiest air region.


The number of air travelers around the world will double by the year 2025 to more than nine billion passengers a year - that prediction courtesy of a new survey from the Geneva-based Airports Council International. Still, by that time, it says Asia will challenge North America as the region with the most air traffic.

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