Embraer CEO: ‘All eyes are on China’, which will lead air travel demand in next 20 years

    Embraer Commercial Aviation CEO John Slattery, via the company’s official blog, noted (15-Jul-2019) “all eyes are on China” as the market is “expected to lead the nearly doubling of world air travel demand over the next 20 years”. The country’s fleet “should increase steadily with a forecast 6% annual RPK growth” and these new aircraft “will be flying to another 200-plus airports the CAAC intends to build by 2035, almost twice as many as there are now”. China is the second largest single country market for the Embraer E-Jet regional aircraft family, after the US.