Plane Talk: Could it take a decade to return to the way we were?
The calendar says August, but the figures from airlines insist it is the deepest winter on record. When IAG (parent company of British Airways, Aer Lingus and Iberia of Spain) reported its predictably dire half-year results last Friday, the outgoing chief executive, Willie Walsh, warned that it will take at least until 2023 before “normality” returns – whatever that may be by then.
Tim Jeans, former managing director of Monarch, goes further – at least in terms of traditional sunshine destinations.
As a result, Mediterranean routes may take 10 years to recover to 2019 levels, he argues. In the age of coronavirus, “throwaway” off-peak flights could prove difficult to fill.
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