It’s official: There are more billionaires than ever spread across the globe. FORBES released their 2017 list of 2,043 richest spans six continents, 71 countries and territories and hundreds of cities.
You’re most likely to have a 10-digit neighbor if you live in the United States, China or India, but which are the cities where the most billionaires reside?
Here’s FORBES’ top 10 this year:
#1 New York
Billionaire population: 82
Combined net worth: $397.9 billion
Richest individual: David Koch ($48.3 billion)
The freighter fleet forecast calls for 3,010 airplanes in service by 2035, an increase of 70 percent over the in-service 2015 fleet of 1,770.
During that time, Boeing forecast 1,130 retirements of older and less efficient types, which will create demand for replacement by new conversions and production airplanes.
Private planes and jets used to be for billionaires and celebrities. The skies were filled with Louis Vuitton suitcases and businessmen were setting their own agendas based on availability of the aircraft. However, in the last few years things have changed. Although private jetting is still utterly niche and a whole new market has opened up, where tech is leading the charge. The traditional model of private aviation needed to be disrupted and fliers are rejoicing.
Traditional Air Cargo trade patterns are supplemented by Sea–Air trade and by goods flowing from South Africa by air.
Freighters comprise only 8 percent of the total commercial jet fleet, yet they carry over 50 percent of all air cargo traffic. Their essential role in the global supply chain is underpinned by a number of factors:
∙ Dedicated freighter services offer control over timing and routing that is unmatched by lower-hold capacity
∙ Reliability of air cargo services is measured in hours and minutes, not days, as it is in other modes of freight transport
Flying in a private jet not only offer prestige and convenience. With security lines becoming longer, airports becoming more unmanageable and the constant headache delays that have become part of flying – well those in the know (and with the right means) now avoid all of those nightmares.
To complete the inflight experience we focus on every little detail on the flight including catering.
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Cargo specialists only operate freighters. They may, or may not, contract with passenger airlines for use of lower-hold capacity.
Such players are strong competitors in market niches with specialized requirements, such as oversized cargo or cold chain.
General market operators are often “combination” carriers, flying both passengers and cargo. Lower holds on passenger flights are used to feed freighter flights.
Delta World Charter Cargo team delivered over 100 tons of aid relief from Dubai to Luanda, Angola. A 747-200 cargo aircraft carrying mosquito nets, blankets and sanitary items flew in from Dubai and landed near Dundo, about 100km from the Angola-DRC border, where makeshift centres has been set up along with shelter for refugees.
The first batch of relief supplies were delivered to help more than 11,000 people on Angola's northern border fleeing violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).