THE world airline fleet is likely to double over the next 20 years, plane-maker Boeing forecast.
In the years to 2031, global airlines will need 34,000 new planes worth around £2900 billion, it added.
European airlines will need 7760 new aircraft, Boeing predicted at a conference in London. The biggest demand will come from the Asia-Pacific region, with airlines there likely to take delivery of more than 12,000 planes over the next two decades.
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