Air Passenger traffic in Pakistan is likely to almost double by the year 2037 if the annual growth rate grows at the same pace i.e 4.9 percent per annum. The Airbus Global Market forecasted the prediction in a Airline Lab Seminar pulled off by Airbus at Islamabad. It was also anticipated in the seminar that the requirement for passenger aircraft in Pakistan will reach 250 by the given year.
Furthermore, the three-day event also invited high profile officials and executives from Pakistan airlines to discuss the innovative ideas for the development of the industry and highlight the issue Pakistani airlines facing at the present times. The seminar also discussed the importance of civil aviation for economic growth, global development and gained a broad overview of the best practices in the industry at the global level.
Talking about the Pakistan aviation industry, the seminar revolved around eight important topics, including cabin trends, fleet & network planning, brand awareness, customer finance, trends and innovation, and best practices involved in aircraft evaluation.
During the event, the members of the delegates also engaged in an airline management simulation game, called flight plan aimed to highlight the practical and dynamic airline management challenges faced by the Pakistani airlines and how to overcome them.
According to the available statistics, in 2017, Pakistan had 18 percent of domestic passenger traffic and 82 percent international. Moreover, presently, the country is having 25 aircraft from Airbus, among which 14 are associated with PIA and 11 with Airblue.