Though it is important that you save some money when availing of certain services and products, for most people, saving time is considered to be more valuable. This is most definitely one of the reasons why air transportation is no longer intended for use among the rich and famous or for emergency purposes. The use of air transportation has surprisingly become the same with how road and rail transport is often used. Over the past decades, the number of air passengers has increased a thousand-fold, and the numbers just keep on coming. In the past decades, only the more developed and wealthy countries like the United States, Japan, Europe, Singapore, and so on are able to have air connectivity in both major domestic cities and international destinations. However, in the present, this is no longer the case. It seems that more and more countries have become more connected with each other by air and again, the numbers are increasing and they never stop there.
Domestic air connectivity has also increased where a number of cities in various countries are easily connected by air. Again, this is all because of the many developments of air transport in different countries. For a long time, only the well-developed countries were allowed to enjoy the many benefits that air connectivity brings. But now, even developing countries such as India, Brazil, and China are enjoying them. Aside from air connectivity being better, the whole experience of traveling by air has radically improved. What follows are some of the current trends of the aviation industry in the past couple of decades.
• Traveling time
Compared with other modes of transportation, air travel has always been considered one of the fastest modes of transportation right from its humble beginnings. However, as time has passed by and more innovations are taking place in the aviation industry, it has even become much faster than ever. Innovations in the aviation industry have made air transport stay up in the air for much longer periods of time. Furthermore, they are now able to cover longer distances in just one take off. Now that planes have become more technologically advanced and highly efficient, flights that take longer journeys and air times are made very much possible. Gone are the days where you have to stay clinging on your seat for quite a long time.
• Inflight meal
In the past, the price that passengers have to pay when flying by air is typically compensated by the food and beverages that will be served to them during their entire flight duration. However, there were some food restrictions back in the days while flying. The passengers had to be weighed in before boarding to ensure that the entire flight will be safe. The same can be said for the food wherein the amount of food that can be carried while on flight is limited. However, as airplanes have become much better and more developed, inflight meals have become hotter and better. These food options are no longer considered as something you have to consume to survive the entire trip. Some airplanes now even have their own kitchens where hot meals are provided in a dining room for passengers to dine on them.