This report consolidates the outcomes of a market assessment and analysis research conducted with the aim to develop air connectivity in the APEC region. True Origin/Destination air traffic demand between the APEC economies was calibrated with existing flights, seat capacity and flight schedules, using IATA's travel intelligence software. The results were aligned with an analysis of new aircraft with increased flying range.
To achieve air connectivity with non-stop flights between every APEC economy, there are 210 economy pairs possible of which: 131 (62%) are connected with non-stop flights and 79 (38%) are not connected with non-stop flights. Of the 79 economy pairs that are currently not connected with non-stop flights, 47 (22%) cannot be connected due to aircraft technology limitations, and 6 (3%) can be connected based on the market demand recommendations of this project.