Opinion: Farewell To Fast Air Travel Growth

Chinese airliner

Travel on Chinese airlines was slowing before the COVID-19 pandemic as its population declines.

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A decade ago, my colleague Jonas Murby and I gave a speech with a contrarian argument that air travel (as measured by revenue passenger kilometers) could not grow at a 4-5% rate forever and eventually would slow. We argued that the imperative for emissions reduction, the growth of high-speed rail...

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