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Growing Number of Airline Passengers

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Over the past few years, several different factors have lead industry experts to notice a consistent increase in the number of passengers travelling both to Australia and across the globe in airplanes. A combination of cheaper airline tickets, increased and more diverse flight destinations and booming worldwide tourism are all expected to have contributed to the growing popularity of air travel, as more and more of us are checking in and taking off.

With such an increase in travelling both locally and abroad there has never been a better time to combat the problems that can often make flying an unpleasant experience. Long journeys and changing time zones can both leave us feeling worse for wear when we touch down at our destination, especially if we struggled to rest on the plane itself. Instead of exploring the local sights or enjoying time with our friends and family, we’re more concerned with sleeping for a few hours.

Let’s firstly consider flights in and out of Australia. As an island continent without any land borders, over 99% of our tourists arrive by plane. However, growing numbers of us are also using convenient and inexpensive flights to travel domestically when visiting friends and relatives or spending the weekend away.

The latest statistics from the Australian Department of Infrastructure show an increase of over 5% between 2012 and 2013, with 29.1 million passengers carried in 2012 and 30.8 million carried in 2013. In fact, with the exception of March 2011, the number of passengers flying in and out of Australia has increased on a month-by-month basis every month since March 2009. To keep up with such an impressive increase, the likes of Qantas and Jetstar have also increased their frequency of flights, with statistics showing an 8% increase in the number of flights between 2012 and 2013.

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Similar statistics have been found worldwide, with the number of passengers flying to the likes of the United Kingdom, United States of America and the Far East all soaring. The number of passengers flying in and out of both the UK and USA has increased by several million every year since 2009, with China experiencing an increase of almost 90 million passengers in the past four years. 

On top of this, numbers are only expected to grow over the next few years. The International Air Transport Association recently published research that suggests a massive 31% increase in the total number of airplane passengers by 2017. The IATA has attributed this expected increase of 930 million passengers to the emerging markets in the Middle East and Asia, but the United States is expected to remain the most popular airline destination.


With a wholefood supplement like Flightamins you needn’t worry about feeling exhausted after your flight. Flightamins helps to maintain nutrition and hydration and will keep your immune system strong. This is invaluable during those longer flights to new places, where you can be most vulnerable to jet lag, exhaustion or illness.

Are you planning to fly this year? Will you be using a supplement like Flightamins to combat jet lag or exhaustion?

http://www.bitre.gov.au/statistics/aviation/international.aspx
http://www.iata.org/pressroom/pr/pages/2013-12-10-01.aspx
http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/IS.AIR.PSGR
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