Middle East requires 1,920 new aircraft by 2030: Airbus

According to Airbus’ latest Global Market forecast (GMF) carriers in the Middle East will require 1,921 new passenger and freighter aircraft (above 100 seats) between 2011 and 2030 valued at US$347.4 billion.


2030 Airbus market forecast Middle East


According to Airbus’ latest Global Market forecast (GMF) carriers in the Middle East will require 1,921 new passenger and freighter aircraft (above 100 seats) between 2011 and 2030 valued at US$347.4 billion. Of these, 1,882 are passenger aircraft ($336.3 billion) and 39 are freighter aircraft ($11.1billion).

 

The main drivers of the continued strong demand for new aircraft include fleet expansion and replacement, greater urbanisation, an increasing number of mega cities and the overall ongoing expansion of the region as a geographical hub and tourist destination, said Airbus. With today’s aircraft capabilities every major destination around the globe is within reach of a direct flight from the Middle East.