Air transport supports 1.4 million jobs and $25.3 billion in GDP in small island states.

The air transport industry in the small island states directly generated an estimated 74,000 jobs in 2014.

 

Small island states jobs and GDP

  • Airlines: 12,200 (16% of the total).
  • Airport operators: 9,200 (13%).
  • Other on-airport: 50,800 (68%).
  • Air navigation service providers: 2,300 (3%).

Including indirect and induced impacts, the air transport sector supported 200,000 jobs and contributed $4.4 billion to GDP in the small island states.

Moreover, substantial benefits derived via the catalytic impacts of tourist spending is estimated to have added 1.2 million to employment and $20.9 billion in GDP.