Commercial Aviation - Industry


Commercial aviation is the part of civil aviation that involves operating aircraft for hire to transport passengers or multiple loads of cargo. Aircrafts used for commercial aviation may be an airliner, corporate jet, or helicopter. Most commercial airlines operate according to a schedule, flying regular routes, even if the plane isn't full. Air carriers that don't operate based on a schedule usually fly during off peak hours, and usually have more flexibility regarding choice of airport, flight times, and load factors.

  • has grown >5% per year for the last decade (2018)
  • Expected to continue growing along with global GDP and urbanization