According to Boeing’s 2005 Current Market Outlook for
With the continued high rate of growth for the China air travel and air cargo markets, China’s fleet will nearly quadruple to more than 3,200 airplanes by the end of the forecast period.
Single-aisle aircraft, such as the Boeing 737, will be the largest category with total new-airplane deliveries at 1,678 airplanes. Intermediate twin-aisles such as the Boeing 787 and 777s will comprise approximately 568 airplanes, while regional jets will number 293 units and 747 and larger-size airplanes will reach 73 units.
“Passengers are the foundation of air travel, and in a competitive market the airlines will continue meeting passengers’ demands for more direct non-stop flights to destinations around the world with longer-range, efficient and comfortable airplanes,” said Boeing Commercial Airplanes Vice President, Marketing, Randy Baseler. “This requirement will be met by airplanes in the 200-to-400-seat capacity category, with only a few very large ones being needed.”
Boeing projects air travel growth will outpace
This growth will nearly quadruple
“The high demand for single-aisle airplanes will be driven by an increasing affluence among the Chinese people and an increased desire to travel within
Worldwide, Boeing projects that operators will invest $2.1 trillion for approximately 25,700 new commercial airplanes during the next 20 years.
The full forecast is available here.