Last year, IATA estimated China was expected to surpass the US in 2022, but a resurgence in affordable air travel means the milestone is likely to take a few more years to reach. Photo: Alamy

Protectionism threatens China’s rise to become world’s biggest air market by mid-2020s, global aviation body warns

  • 8.2 billion travellers will take flight in 2037, with 1.6 billion from China
  • Asia-Pacific to continue to drive future growth, accounting for more than half of total new passengers over two decades
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Last year, IATA estimated China was expected to surpass the US in 2022, but a resurgence in affordable air travel means the milestone is likely to take a few more years to reach. Photo: Alamy
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