By 2034, the five fastest-growing markets in terms of annual passengers will be China (856 million new passengers), the US (559 million), India (266 million), Indonesia (183 million) and Brazil (170 million). In terms of country-pairs, Asian and South American destinations should see the fastest growth, reflecting economic and demographic growth in those markets. Intra-Pakistan, Kuwait-Thailand, United Arab Emirates (UAE)-Ethiopia, Colombia-Ecuador and intra-Honduras travel will grow by at least 9.5% a year on average for the next 20 years.
Indonesia-East Timor will be the fastest growing pair, at 14.9%. Routes to, from and within the Asia-Pacific will see an extra 1.8 billion passengers annually by 2034, giving an overall market of 2.9 billion. As the region increases its share of global passenger traffic to 42%, its annual average growth rate, 4.9%, will be joint highest with that of the Middle East.