Air travel could struggle to take off again

Original article by Hans van Leeuwen
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 11 : 23-Apr-20

The International Air Transport Association has warned that Australia’s aviation industry could take some time to recover when coronavirus restrictions are eased. The IATA notes that a rebound in business confidence after the number of new infections declined in late February saw domestic air travel in China quickly return to about 45 per cent of its previous level. The IATA’s chief economist Brian Pearce notes that in contrast, Australia’s domestic flights have not yet resumed despite the fact that the nation’s rate of infection has slowed considerably.


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