ACI readies for higher Asia Pacific traffic
Dubai, November 2, 2009
Air Charter International (ACI), a Dubai-based leading aircraft charter and leasing firm, is enhancing its efforts to servicing aircraft requirements in light of a predicted increase in aviation traffic in the in the Asia Pacific sector.
"Twenty years from now more than 40 percent of the world's airline traffic will begin, end or take place within the Asia Pacific region," said Randy Tinseth, Boeing's vice president – marketing.
"That's a big leap for a region that was not even mentioned in our earliest Boeing market forecasts back in the 1950s."
Tinseth added: “Between now and 2028, Asia Pacific air travel will grow from 32 per cent of the world market to 41 per cent."
Having recently set up regional offices in Sydney Australia, specifically for the Asia Pacific region, there has been a steady increase in charter and lease enquiries received by ACI from the Asia Pacific region in the past two months, said a statement.
"Making sure we are well represented in this region is vital to the success of our business,” said Stuart Wheeler, chief executive officer of ACI.
“We are committed to sourcing the best possible solutions for all of our customers and are optimistic with regards to the continued increase is charter and lease business in Asia Pacific,” he added.
Seeing airlines such as Air Asia X regularly opening new routes including Chengdu in China and Abu Dhabi in the Middle East is a positive sign for the recovery of the aviation market, the statement added. – TradeArabia News Service