Paris, Nov 22 (EFE) .- The aircraft fleet in Latin America and the Caribbean will multiply by almost 2.4 by 2036 to cope with the growth of air traffic, which means that 2,677 new passenger and cargo aircraft will be added, worth 352,000 million dollars, Airbus announced today.
In its forecasts for the region published today, the European manufacturer said that the airlines there will go from the 1,211 aircraft currently operating to 2,882 in 20 years.
In practice, in 2036 will remain in service 205 of the apparatuses that are already now, to which 2,084 new single aisle and 593 will be added between those of double corridor and others of greater capacity.
Airbus calculates that the traffic will increase at an annual rate of 4.4% over the next 20 years and one of the main factors is the expansion of the middle class in Latin America and the Caribbean, of which some 500 million people will be part in 2036.
The rate will be even higher than the average (4.8% per year) in domestic lines or within the region.
2036, Airbus estimates that nine large Latin American cities (Bogotá, Buenos Aires, Lima, Mexico City, Santiago, Sao Paulo, Cancun, Panama and Rio de Janeiro) will have a traffic more than 150,000 passengers per day on long-distance journeys.