chart_iconData Points: Flight’s Fantastic Climb

In just over a century, air travel zoomed from a novelty to a safe and efficient part of everyday travel around the world

Worldwide Growth

The passenger traffic from 2013 to 2014 grew in every region

3,300,000,000

passengers traveled by air in 2014 SRC: IATA

Exponentially
increasing Customers

In the past 50 years, the global total of passengers started skyrocketing—a trend expected to continue.

* IATA’s 20 Year Passenger Growth Forecast

Enhancing the Global Economy

The airline industry provides millions of
jobs and trillions of dollars SRC: ATAG

58,100,000

jobs supported by aviation around the world

$2,400,000,000,000

contributed to the global economy by aviation

The Safest way to travel

If the height of the Eiffel Tower represented the annual deaths on the world’s roads, the metric for air travel would be about as tall as a table tennis ball. On 11 February 2013, in fact, The New York Times reported: “In the last five years, the death risk for passengers in the United States has been one in 45 million flights, according to Arnold Bamett, a professor of statistics at M.I.T. In other words, flying has become so reliable that a traveler could fly every day for an average of 123,000 years before being in a fatal crash, he said.

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Powering Ahead

Technology will make planes lighter, cheaper and more sustainable

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