Keeping up with demand in the Asia Pacific | The Insight Files |

The latest edition of PATA's Connected Visitor Economy Bulletin examines airport infrastructure and keeping up with demand in the Asia Pacific region, providing three scenarios based on changes in Asian airline capacity per capita. The report confirms that the focus of growth in the aviation industry is shifting east, with IATA expecting China to overtake the US as the world's largest passenger market by 2030, with passenger volumes expected to reach 1.3 billion. Some of the largest airports in the US handle more than three times the average hourly departures than the top 25 Asian airports. Given that these Asian airports will need to handle much of the future demand, it is inevitable that runway utilisation will need to increase. The importance of China as a market is demonstrated by the fact that twelve of Asia's top 25 airports are located in China. Click here to download the report.