FAA is projecting steady growth in the US airline industry over the next decade, topping out at 1 billion passengers in 2017. Last year a record 739 million passengers took to the skies, up from 690 million in 2004. Domestic enplanements are expected to grow 3.2% per year and international enplanements by an average of 5% annually for the remainder of the forecast period. "Aviation is in a period of robust growth," FAA Administrator Marion Blakey said at the agency's annual forecast ...

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