IATA only foresees air traffic recovery in 2024

in News · 31-07-2020 11:23:00 · 3 Comments

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has worsened air traffic recovery forecasts, now expecting that pre-Covid-19 levels will only be reached in 2024.

"Global passenger traffic will only return to pre-covid-19 levels in 2024, a year later than previously forecast", indicates IATA in a projection released on 28 July.

This is because, according to the association representing 209 airlines worldwide and 82 percent of global transport, "passenger traffic in June 2020 showed a slower recovery than expected".

IATA also states that it expects that "recovery in short-distance travel will continue to be faster than in long-distance travel".

IATA also says that it expects that “the number of passengers will increase 62 percent in 2021 in relation to the sharp reduction of 2020, but it will still be almost 30 percent lower compared to 2019”.

For this reason, "a full recovery is not expected to the levels of 2019 until 2024, a year later than previously forecast", concludes IATA.


I hope all the low cost carriers die and take low class tourism with it, we need quality not quantity.

By Callum Murry from Algarve on 05-08-2020 10:43

This is good for the environment and hopefully the levels won't return. I firmly believe Portugal will benefit from adapting their dependency on flown in tourism, and look at different sources of revenue. Slower, less carbon heavy tourism is what we need to evolve, not chasing "business as usual". Our environment can't sustain it.

By Rasmus Toft Ilsoe from Porto on 31-07-2020 01:21

"Recovery"?! Hardly the right word for them to use. That industry needs to evolve, not recover. Adapt or die.

By DV from Lisbon on 31-07-2020 11:56
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