Travel: Air Travel and Governments Industry

travel: An IATA survey found 60 percent of respondents anticipate a return to air travel within one to two months of the containment of the COVID-19 pandemic while 40 percent could wait six months or more, according to The Japan Times. Another 69 percent could delay a return to air travel until their personal financial situation stabilizes. Passenger confidence will suffer a double whammy even after the pandemic is contained, hit by personal economic concerns in the face of a looming recession on top of lingering concerns about the safety of travel, Alexandre de Juniac, director general and CEO of the International Air Transport Association, said in a recent release. ; Governments and industry must be quick and coordinated with confidence-boosting measures, he said. RELATED STORIESHaneda begins temperature checks for domestic flights to combat virus American, Delta and United to require facial coverings on U.S. flights Battered by coronavirus pandemic, global tourism industry faces long road to recovery Japan's travel security info service to cover Line users The poll was conducted from April 6 to 9 on people who traveled by air in the last nine months in Australia, Canada, Chile, France, Germany, Japan, India, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, Britain and the United States. People still want to travel. An immediate rebound from the catastrophic fall in passenger demand appears unlikely, the IATA chief said. ( As reported in the news.

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