FAA forecast changes for 2013

Victoria
By Victoria March 7, 2013 12:21

FAA forecast changes for 2013

The FAA has forecasted that US airlines’ collective traffic will increase at annual average rate of 2.8% over the next 20 years to reach 1.46 trillion RPMs by 2033. This is in marked contrast to the 2012 20 year forecast which was 12.5% higher than this one, not to mention the 2011 forecast which as some 26.3% higher.
The FAA’s annual forecast yesterday predicted that US airlines’ domestic RPMs will grow 0.7% in 2013 and then average 2.2% annual growth through 2033. US carriers’ international RPMs will be flat in 2013 and then average 4.2% annual growth over the next two decades after this one, with US mainline and regional airline passenger numbers grow from 736.7m in 2012 to 1.15bn in 2033.
The US fleet will increase at an average annual growth rate of 1.4% but 2013 will see a 1% decline (38 aircraft) as older aircraft are grounded. Cargo RTMs are now forecasted by the FAA to grow 4.6% annually over the next 20 years from 36.4bn in 2012 to 89bn by 2033. All this does not take into account the variation of possible US budget cuts this year.

Victoria
By Victoria March 7, 2013 12:21
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