Air transport supports 38 million jobs and $561 billion in GDP in developing countries.

The air transport industry in developing countries directly generated an estimated 3.8 million jobs in 2014.

 

Developing countries jobs and GDP

  • Airlines: 1,300,000 (35% of the total).
  • Airport operators: 209,400 (6%).
  • Other on-airport: 2 million (53%).
  • Civil aerospace: 145,300 (4%).
  • Air navigation service providers: 93,400 (2%).

Including indirect and induced impacts, the air transport sector supported 10 million jobs and contributed $287 billion to GDP in the developing countries.

Moreover, substantial benefits derived via the catalytic impacts of tourist spending are estimated to have added 28 million to employment and $274 billion in GDP.