IATA analysis finds Swiss air transport could generate additional jobs, revenue for country's economy by 2037

International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced the release of findings from an analysis that found Switzerland´s air transport sector could generate an additional 36,000 jobs and nearly CHF 13 billion in extra GDP for the nation´s economy by 2037, the association said.

Switzerland Air Transport Regulatory Competitiveness Indicators, an IATA study, recommends that to maximize the employment and prosperity opportunities created by a successful air transport industry, Switzerland should move forward with a cost-effective expansion of Zurich and Geneva airports, without additional restrictions on night flights, and tackle aviation carbon emissions by supporting the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA).

The International Air Transport Association is a trade association of the world´s airlines. Consisting of 290 airlines, primarily major carriers, representing 117 countries, the IATA´s member airlines account for carrying approximately 82% of total available seat miles air traffic.