US airlines to fly to more Asia-Pacific Countries
An employee of Peter Philipp Wingsoe a Los Angeles based marketing firm had trouble getting a business class ticket on a United Airlines flight from Beijing to Los Angeles. Due to the recent economic growth more and more people are attracted to do business and travel to different Asian countries.
The employee who usually travels to Asia six times a year said almost all flights are booked, unlike before they can call on the date of their travel and get on the plane without any problems or waiting period. The employees travel to Asia make him a part of the surge in the Asia/Pacific air traffic, a ten percent increase throughout September, outpacing the 7 percent growth in the North America and 5 percent gain in European Countries.
United Airlines leads from all US airlines in traffic to and from China. And plans to add a Los Angeles to Shanghai flight by next year. American Airlines also plans to add the same route and will add Hong Kong and Guangzhou to their routes as well. Other US airlines are following suit and will begin to service other Asian countries as well. Estimated profit for the Asian Pacific airline industry is said to reach US$ 5 billion dollars, double than what they have forecasted of US$ 2 billion dollars in September.