Airlines in China need to hire 5,550 pilots a year for the next two decades as new plane orders and demand for air travel surges, according to Boeing Co.
With the nation on course to eclipse North America as the world’s largest travel market, China will need 111,000 new aviators through 2035, Boeing said in a forecast released on Wednesday. That’s more than anywhere else in the Asia-Pacific region, which accounts for 40 percent of the global pilot requirement, the plane maker said.
Aviation is booming in China, where the number of airlines has increased 28 percent to 55 in the past five years.
Air traffic over China is set to almost quadruple in the next two decades, making it the world’s busiest market, according to rival Airbus Group SE. Please read more here.