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IATA: 400,000 new jobs possible by 2037

IATA Germany

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In a current study, the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the industry association for air traffic, is forecasting that air traffic will make an additional contribution to Germany's gross domestic product of 49 billion euros and 400,000 new jobs by 2037. Growth of this magnitude can only be achieved if the German air transport sector remains internationally competitive. According to the study "German Air Transport Regulatory Competitiveness Indicators", this would require, among other things, the abolition of the air traffic tax, the improvement of the efficiency of the air traffic infrastructure and the advancement of innovative technologies. If this does not happen, the study shows that the industry runs the risk of losing 200,000 jobs.


Air transport is already making a significant contribution to the German economy, as IATA points out. Currently, 1.1 million people are employed in the aviation industry. The contribution to the German gross domestic product amounts to 2.5 percent. In order to achieve climate-neutral growth, the study relies on the international system for offsetting and reducing carbon dioxide for international aviation (CORSIA). "By introducing the national airspace strategy and reducing taxation, Germany could create additional prosperity and jobs through air traffic," says Rafael Schvartzman, IATA Vice-President for Europe. "And if these measures are accompanied by political support for renewable aviation fuels and hybrid/electric technology, CO2 emissions will be further reduced.



(dpa, IATA,

Nov 20, 2019

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