Throughout Asia, Demand for Business Aviation Continues to Grow

Feb. 16, 2016

Over the past decade, the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE) has served an important role in promoting business aviation as a vital tool for enabling commerce throughout China and the Asia-Pacific region. ABACE2016 will continue this legacy, while also highlighting the growing enthusiasm for the industry across the region.

Throughout Asia, Demand for Business Aviation Continues to Grow

Carey Matthews, general manager of Shanghai Hawker Pacific Business Aviation Service Centre – host facility for ABACE2016 – has witnessed firsthand the evolution and emergence of business aviation in Asia.

“We’ve seen consistent, year-over-year increases in the pace of flight activity through our facility,” he said. “Last July, it was up 55 percent over the previous year.” The industry’s size and scope in the region should continue to grow, he added, as China’s aviation infrastructure continues to advance.

Business aviation offers the unparalleled capability to link Beijing, Shanghai and other large cities throughout Asia. That includes areas that may offer limited infrastructure for ground transportation, which enables business aviation to directly influence economic activity and investment in those areas.

That’s just one reason, Matthews noted, why business aviation traffic throughout the region has continued to increase.

“The potential growth opportunity for business aviation in this market is as strong as ever,” he said.

ABACE2016 will take place April 12 to 14 at Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport.