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Aircraft Passengers

Map No. 29

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Of all the air passengers in the world, 40% fly on aeroplanes registered in the United States. These flights are both domestic and international. In the year 2000 there were 1.6 billion aircraft passengers. In these statistics, every time a person takes a flight, they are counted as an aircraft passenger. Some people are passengers many times in a year so far fewer than 1.6 billion individual people fly in a year.

"... most of the world’s cities are now within 36 hours of each other ...” Peter Haggett, 2001

Territory size shows the proportion of worldwide aircraft passengers flying on aircraft registered there.

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