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930m more passengers to fly by 2017

Asia-Pacific traffic to account for nearly one-third of global passengers: Iata

Big bulk: A total of 638 million of the 930 million more passengers to be flown by airlines by 2017 will be carried on domestic routes, and the routes within or linked to China will be the single biggest growth driver. - PHOTO: BLOOMBERG

[SINGAPORE] Airlines are expected to carry 930 million more passengers by 2017, taking the total number of passengers to 3.91 billion, with Asia-Pacific accounting for nearly a third of new passengers.

Last year, airlines carried 2.98 billion travellers.

Of the 930 million new...

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