Air transport has become an essential economic and social conduit throughout the world. Beyond the benefits of fast and inexpensive transcontinental travel, air transport also has become a vital form of shipping for high value goods that need to come to market quickly, such as agricultural products subject to spoilage. Their main infrastructure needs are at the beginning and end of their destinations, and can be built to create large economies of scale. Airliner capacity has grown significantly over the last 60 years, from the Douglas DC-3 capable of carrying 32 passengers and a maximum load of 4.6 tons to the recently introduced Airbus 380 with a seating capacity of 525 and a maximum load of 338 tons for the freight version.
Tajikistan: Aviation Sector Reforms The Bank’s project in Tajikistan aims at reforming the aviation sector to create the foundation for more competitive, efficient, reliable, and safe aviation service.