Generation Y workers will book increasing numbers of flights as they travel more frequently over the next two years, American Express has suggested.
Avinash Lalwani, American Express’s director of global financial services, said that Generation Y – people born between 1977 and 1995 – have started to enter the workforce over the last four to five years, giving them more money to spend on travel.
"This is a very technologically savvy generation who are very educated, knowledgeable about things that are happening around the world," he said.
"This generation is going to come in big time in two years and they will be travelling a lot more."
Mr Lalwani added that the Generation Y generation is generally environmentally conscious.
According to figures from the Airports Council International, passenger traffic growth stood at -0.2 percent in 2008.
Total aircraft movements declined by 2.2 percent, while the North America region saw the biggest reduction after experiencing a fall of 5.6 percent.