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HIGHLIGHTS DURING 1996 ... Growth in the world economy was sustained ... ... as was airline traffic growth ... Airline operating profits softened ... ... but aircraft orders were up ... Liberalization was fostered through regional agreements ... The world's Gross Domestic Product GDP grew by an estimated 3.5 per cent in real terms. On a regional basis the change in GDP ranged from an estimated increase of some 5.6 per cent for Asia/Pacific to about 1.4 per cent for Europe see Chapter 1. Over-all scheduled passenger/freight/mail tonne- kilometres performed were up by 7 per cent and international tonne-kilometres by 8 per cent. There were significant differences in the traffic growth between regions, ranging from increases in total traffic of about 5 per cent for carriers based in Europe and in the Middle East to almost 9 per cent for those in Asia/Pacific Chapter 2. Preliminary estimates indicate that the world's scheduled airlines as a whole experienced an operating profit - 4.3 per cent of operating revenues compared with 5.1 per cent in 1995 - for the fourth year in succession Chapter 2. The number of turbo-jet aircraft ordered was 1003 compared to 678 in 1995. The financial commitment for orders placed for these aircraft is estimated to be about U.S.65 billion, a little less than double the U.S.36 billion estimated for 1995 Chapter 2. The number of bilateral agreements and memoranda of understanding concluded between States was slightly down when compared with 1995 but significantly higher than in 1994. Two new regional agreements to foster more competitive air services were reached one among some States in the Caribbean and the other among six States in South America Chapter 2.
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