The evolution of aviation after COVID-19 | WTM Virtual

The coronavirus pandemic is having an unprecedented impact on travel and aviation activity but a demand recovery remains likely once countries are able to ease international travel restrictions.

Prior peak levels of activity will be regained, but activity and the growth trend will be different. In this session, the panel will explore the lasting impacts on passenger behaviour as well as airline activity.

The webinar covers expected changes in traveller preferences and behaviour, as well as lasting industry impacts plus potential policy effects such as new taxes or lingering travel regulations.

Key quotes:

“We will see a lot more fluidity and quick changes to meet demand within the aviation industry” – Rami El-Dahshan, Head of UK & Europe Sales, Virgin Atlantic

“We’re focusing on sustainable aviation fuel” – Wendy Sowers, Director Market Forecasting and Analysis, Boeing Commercial Airplanes

“We expect confidence will take time to rebuild, but there is still a need for people to travel and a desire for holidays” – David Goodger, Managing Director EMEA, Tourism Economics

“The real value of the air transport industry is the way it helps to facilitate trade and investment, and the transfer of technology” – Andrew Matters, Deputy Chief Economist, IATA – International Air Transport Association

This webinar originally took place during the Virtual World Travel Market in December 2020.  Find out more about it on the WTM website.

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