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India, Indonesia Will Jump Into the Top 5 Air-Travel Markets

Travelers wait in line at airline check-in counters at Shanghai Hongqiao Airport in Shanghai, China, on Friday, Feb. 5, 2016. Chinese stocks headed for their biggest weekly gain this year as liquidity injections by the central bank and a stronger yuan helped stem the worst equity rout among global markets.
Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

Over the next two decades, an air-plane ride will no longer be the domain of those in developed economies.

Boosted by an expanding middle class, India and Indonesia will enter the ranks of the five largest, as well as the fastest growing air-passenger markets by 2036. China will post the quickest passenger growth and also overtake the U.S. as the biggest air-travel market. Turkey rounds up the top five markets that are expanding at the fastest pace.