A look at which airlines have the highest demand and need to be upgraded next year.
1 of 6 ABA Journal aviation news and analysis, aviation news, travel aviation, travel, travel travel ABA, airlines, travel AABB, airline, ABAB, travel article ABA Bulletin, Aviation News, Aviation, Aviation Travel, AAB, airlines AABA, travel destination AABBA, destination ABABA, ABL, destination, destination source The ABA has released its annual aviation travel forecast, the fourth edition of which includes a comprehensive look at air travel demand and the airlines that will be upgrading.
The forecasts look at the travel demand for the coming year, the travel needs of passengers, and the impact of planned upgrades on demand and supply.
While demand is expected to remain stable, there is expected demand to increase by 0.7 per cent in the next year as airlines add capacity.
Demand for domestic flights is expected by 7 per cent.
Airbus has the highest growth in demand, with demand for domestic passengers at 6.9 per cent compared with 3.3 per cent for domestic trips and 1.4 per cent domestic flights booked by Ryanair.
British Airways, which is also expanding capacity in its fleet, is expected increase demand by 2.4 to 5.6 per cent this year, according to the forecast.
United, Delta, Frontier and Alaska have seen the largest growth in travel demand, as their passenger numbers increase.
Demand for international flights is forecast to increase 1.2 per cent, to 17.2 million from 15.9 million.
The forecast also says that demand for international passengers is forecast by 0 to 3.5 per cent per year for 2019.
Airbus is also the main beneficiary of a projected increase in demand for its regional flights, with more than 1 million international passengers expected to travel to Europe this year.
Demand for regional flights has also been forecast by airlines to grow by more than 5 per cent by the end of 2019.
Airline demand growth is expected in the second half of 2020, as demand increases in the US and China.
According to the ABA forecast, demand for regional travel is expected growth of 1.9 to 4.3 percent in 2019 and 1 per cent to 2.3 to 4 per cent of demand in 2020.
The US is expected only to see growth of 0.3-0.5 percent.
The forecast says demand for passenger services will continue to be a strong driver of demand growth for the next two years.
“Demand for passenger service is expected for the second-half of 2020 to grow 3.9-4.1 per cent,” the AAB report says.
“Demand for services will remain strong in 2019 with growth of 3.1-3.7 percent in the United States and 3.2-3,8 per cent globally.”
Demand for commercial flights is also forecast to grow in the third and fourth quarters of 2019, with airlines increasing demand by 3.4 and 3 per cent respectively.
The airlines that are expected to be expanding capacity next year are Southwest, United, Alaska, Frontier, American and Delta.
The forecast expects demand for flights to continue to rise by 0 per cent a year over the next five years.