Boeing plans to sell 750 new planes in 2015

Additional 160 million passengers to fly this year, company estimates

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

Updated Jul 28, 2015

The world’s largest plane maker has said that air traffic will rise more than 6 percent in 2015, adding that it expects to sell 750 new airplanes this year.

Ahead of the Paris Airshow starting June 15, Boeing marketing vice president Randy Tinseth said that the company has “got work to do” to meet target since the company has sold only 150 planes so far.

“We have a lot of things in the pipeline. We’re on plan,” he said.

The international Air Traffic Association released on Thursday official figures that also show worldwide passenger traffic rose 6.3 percent in the first four months of 2015 compared to last year.

Boeing estimates that 160 million additional passengers will fly this year. According to the company airlines will need 900 more aircraft in order to meet the additional demand.

It’s expected that Airbus and Boeing together will deliver more than 1,300 aircrafts this year.

TRTWorld and agencies