Airline traffic (passengers) will grow at a rate of 4.1% per year over the next 15 years, resulting in a doubling in the number of passengers to 7.4 billion by 2020 compared to today and overwhelming the available airport and airspace infrastructure, according to a study by Geneva-based Airports Council International. ACI said its projections are based on forecasts reported in early 2005 by 273 airports that represent approximately 60% of the total passenger traffic handled by ACI member ...

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