What are the benefits of airplanes?
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What are the benefits of airplanes?

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Airplane travel allows for shorter travel times and travel efficiency; it allows people to see the world and it creates millions of jobs across the globe. The world is now global and there are no true borders thanks to air travel.

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Air travel is responsible for 58.1 million jobs throughout the world and the global impact is approximately 2.4 trillion dollars. These figures account for all aspects of the air travel industry and not just airports. As for travelers, they are able to travel quicker than they could by boat or motor vehicle; they can relax during their flight or be productive while traveling.

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