Almost 6 billion people are within eight hours' flight of the Gulf countries. The Middle East achieved 8.2% traffic growth in 2012 despite unrest in the region and a hesitant world economy. Middle Eastern air traffic growth is typically higher than emerging markets. Traffic to and from the Middle East has grown 236% since 2000. Low cost carriers' share of domestic and inter-regional Middle Eastern traffic has grown but there is still potential to grow further. 1,999 new deliveries – 15% for replacement, 85% for growth. 61% will be twin-aisle or very large aircrafts, due to the position the region is creating for itself as a major global hub.