Asia-Pacific’s aviation industry to support 44 million jobs by 2036

A new report explores the fundamental role civil aviation plays for today’s society and addresses the economic impact of this global industry.
By: | October 5, 2018
Topics: Asia-Pacific | News


More than 30.2 million jobs in the Asia-Pacific region are currently being supported by the aviation and related sectors, and the number is expected to rise to 44 million by 2036.

This is according to the report Aviation: Benefits Beyond Borders, released by the Air Transport Action Group (ATAG).

More than a third of global passenger traffic comes from the Asia-Pacific, making it the busiest air transport region in the world.

ATAG’s executive director Michael Gill said that by 2036, aviation in the region is expected to support 44 million jobs and US$1.7 trillion (SG$2.35 trillion) in economic activity.

Among the key drivers for growth will be the sustainable development of air transport as part of national growth plans.

Passengers in the region have also taken advantage of lower ticket prices over the past decades.

Aviation creates 65.5 million jobs around the world.