Airbus has predicted that Middle Eastern airlines will order 3,020 passenger and cargo aircraft by 2040, bringing the total fleet to 3,210 aircraft, up from the 2019 fleet of 1,300 aircraft.
In his report on the “Global Market Outlook for 2021 “, which was revealed at the Dubai Airshow 2021, Airbus indicated that the region’s fleet will shift during this period to next-generation aircraft types A220, A320neo, 330neo and A350 family, leading to a significant improvement in the efficiency and a reduction in carbon emissions per passenger journey.
This growth is based on expectations of reaching a compound annual growth rate of 2.3% of GDP through 2040, as the aviation and tourism sectors continue to lead the sectors. in growth in Middle East and to drive GDP growth.
Airbus expectations indicate that air traffic in Middle East will reach full recovery to reach 2019 levels between late 2022 and mid-2024, while globally, air transport companies are now operating at levels 9% higher than before the Crown crisis and 18 % in Middle East.
The report attributed this strong recovery to the region’s strategic location, which is an important economic, commercial and cultural link between the East and the West.The government’s vision and strategic investment plans place the aviation sector in at the forefront of long-term plans in Middle East Together, these factors contribute to the return of air traffic to its usual state.
Passenger traffic is expected in Middle East will increase by 2.7% by 2040 and freight traffic to and from the Middle East will increase by 1.8%.
The Middle East today includes five of the largest aviation cities in the world, including Dubai and Abu Dhabi, serving more than 10,000 long-haul passengers every day, and six more cities will achieve growth beyond this limit in the next twenty years. , including Dammam, Muscat and Kuwait City.
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