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Benefits of Aviation

Aviation creates jobs and drives economic growth. The latest report from the Air Transport Action Group, compiled in association with Oxford Economics, shows that the industry supports 58 million jobs and $2.4 trillion in economic activity. And it is responsible for 35% of world trade by value.

Moreover, air transport’s connectivity is essential to social interaction and cultural exchange. It also makes possible numerous others industries, not least tourism—a key contributor to the development of many emerging economies.

By 2032, if forecasts are accurate, there will be over 6.5 billion passengers and aviation will support 103 million jobs and $5.8 trillion in economic activity.

Wider recognition of the benefits of aviation will facilitate a stronger partnership between regulators and the aviation industry.
It will also help to develop future sustainable transport policy, as well as promoting social and economic benefits across the world.

Benefits of Aviation Videos

 Benefits of Aviation       Six short videos have been produced to highlight the benefits of aviation. These have been primarily designed for use by airlines in their marketing campaigns.

 View Benefits of Aviation videos

These videos can also be viewed on our YouTube channel. Additionally, these videos are available in HD, please contact Corporate Communications for information.

The topics covered include:

  • Facilitating Business
  • Connecting Cultures
  • Sharing Ideas
  • Supporting Economic Development
  • Providing Emergency Response
  • Sustain the Future

Supporting Economic Analysis

Briefings on Economic Benefits

Benefits of Aviation Country Reports 2011  


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