IATA is predicting airlines will carry 3.91 billion passengers by 2017, a 31.2% increase over the 2.98 billion passengers carried in 2012, according to IATA’s Airline Industry Forecast for 2013-2017. IATA is projecting average annual worldwide passenger growth of 5.4% for the 2013-2017 period. Of the 930 million new passengers to be added between 2013 and 2017, approximately 638 million will be traveling on domestic routes and roughly 292 million will be carried on international ...

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