[REVISED FROM EARLIER VERSION] US airlines are nearing the 1-billion annual passenger mark, the FAA said in a 20-year forecast of aviation demand that relies on assumptions about future economic factors and its own ability to manage a growing workload. Releasing its annual aerospace industry forecast April 25, the FAA said airlines are on track to carry 1.3 billion passengers by 2039, 424 million or 48% more than the 880.4 million passengers transported last year. The FAA says passenger ...

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