By 2025, aviation in Asia-Pacific region is expected to support 72 million jobs and $1,340 billion in GDP. That's almost double that of today. But aviation's potential economic contribution to the region is by no means guaranteed if the infrastructure and policies are not in place to support the anticipated traffic growth.
One of the current challenges the Asia-Pacific region faces is infrastructure capacity. While some airports in the region are planning ahead to add capacity, such as Singapore and Seoul's Incheon Airport, there are also airports that are struggling to meet the demand from airlines.
In this interview, Philip Ireland, IATA's Manager for World Wide Airport Slots, discusses how the Worldwide Slots Guidelines can help manage capacity and better plan traffic in Asia-Pacific.