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Airbus: number of passengers will double in 20 years in the Brazilian domestic market

The projected increase is due to the growth of the middle class in the country and Latin America

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  • Currently, Brazil has an average of 0.45 air travel per inhabitant per year, slightly above the Latin American average of 0.43;
  • By 2038, this average will reach 1 trip per inhabitant per year in Brazil.

According to Airbus calculations, the number of Brazilian passengers in the domestic aviation market will double and reach 207 million by 2038. The information is from the Brazilian news agency Estadão Conteúdo and Gazeta do Povo newspaper.

Last year, 84.3 million people flew inside Brazil. According to Airbus, the projected increase is due to the growth of the middle class in the region. In Latin America, the total population considered middle-class will rise from 63% to 64% over the next two decades, according to the manufacturer.

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Currently, Brazil has an average of 0.45 air travel per inhabitant per year, slightly above the Latin American average of 0.43.

By 2038, this average will reach 1 trip per inhabitant per year in Brazil and 2.26 trips per inhabitant per year in Chile, the country with the most domestic passengers in Latin America.