Commercial Market Outlook


Commercial Market Outlook 2023–2042

Airlines around the world boosted air cargo capacity in response to global transportation needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. With global supply chain challenges easing and recovery of long-haul international passenger networks progressing, the industry is now shifting focus to the evolving needs of air cargo demand and networks in the post-pandemic years ahead.

Boeing’s World Air Cargo Forecast (WACF) is a biennial supplement to the Commercial Market Outlook, focused on a comprehensive and long-term view of the air cargo market. The forecast offers in-depth analysis of global air trade markets including trends, regional market developments, and the world’s freighter fleet needs.

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  • Explore Boeing’s 20-year forecast for commercial traffic and fleet evolution
  • Detailed analysis about passenger and air cargo traffic demand through 2042
  • Navigate interactive visuals for deliveries and fleet by market segment including regional jet, single-aisle, widebody and freighter airplanes
  • Analysis of regional dynamics to compare unique market environments


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