IATA projected that worldwide annual airline passengers will rise to 3.3 billion by 2014, up 32% over the 2.5 billion passengers that flew commercially in 2009. Speaking at IATA's Vision 2050 meeting in Singapore, DG and CEO Giovanni Bisignani said the organization's forecast "indicated that the world will continue to become more mobile … In five years, we need to be able to handle 800 million more passengers." IATA forecasted that 45% of the new passengers will ...

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