Increase in Air Travel, 1975-present

This chart shows the number of air passengers as a percent of the world population.

For example, if the number is 50% that means that the average person in the world flies once every two years.

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Notes:
Source: World Bank
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level 77
Oct 5, 2018
I definitely travel a lot more by air now than I did in 1975.
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level 66
Oct 5, 2018
Does a flight count as a single journey or a return journey?
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level 74
Nov 28, 2018
flight is what happens between take-off and landing
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level ∞
Nov 12, 2019
Single journey. But if a passenger travels from A to B with a layover in C it only counts as one trip.