Tourism will drive air travel in China to new heights during the next two decades, Boeing says.
Boeing said on Sept. 5 that rising air travel demand in China will require some 5,580 commercial aircrafts during the next 20 years, a fleet that could be worth $780 billion.
Increased tourism, desire for point-to-point connections, and airport congestion are key factors driving the demand for more aircrafts in China.
In August, Chinese commercial carrier Xiamen Airlines signed a $1.3 billion deal with Boeing to buy six 787 aircrafts. The deal is part of a plan to offer trans-Pacific flights to the U.S. and Europe in 2014.
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