According to the head of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), an immediate solution must be found to the shortage of capacity in the airports in Asia, otherwise airlines with newly-ordered airplanes will not have to land or board.
Alexandre de Juniac, the leader of the Montreal-based airline of 280 airlines in his Singapore air salon, said that airlines have lent orders to thousands of new airplanes over the past few years, which is welcome, but airports should also expand capacities. “This is the key to the future of the aviation industry,” he emphasized.
According to him, although progress has been made, but the process is too slow and complicated, capacity development is far behind the pace of passenger and machine development. Alexandre de Juniac mentioned Jakarta, Manila and Bangkok as an example, but he also mentioned the Singapore-Changi airport, which has been selected to be the world’s best airport several times, to the fifth terminal in the recent construction.
According to IATA data, most passengers in Asia are in the world, 33 percent of total passenger traffic is in this region. It is expected to travel to the region by 4.3 billion this year, this figure will jump to 7.8 billion in 2036 and China will receive the United States the world’s largest aviation market by 2022.
Source: MTI / Image: suksado.hu /