Rising demand for private jets in Asia Pacific

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Updated: February 16, 2010

The demand for private jets continues to rise in the Asia-Pacific region, where more and more economies are recovering from the recession.

Experts say that the region is overtaking Western countries in the private jet industry. The sector has more factors that are driving its demand.

“Regulatory changes, the politics of business aviation is being better understood in China and India,” explained David Dixon, VP of Business Aircraft (Asia-Pacific), Bombardier.

High profile individuals in the region are also pushing the demand further. The region’s casinos attract elites, making it a comfortable vacation spot.

“The casinos, as many other industries, will improve the number of planes flying around,” explained Luis Carlos Affonso, Executive VP of Executive Jets for Embraer. “The Asia Pacific market is one of the most important markets for business aviation. We believe this region will represent 12 per cent of the total market in the next 10 years.”

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