Tuesday, May 25, 2021

A year after airlines came out of the 2020 lockdown, aviation looks wobbly again

Airlines were celebrating the end of doom and gloom exactly a year ago, when the first flight after the extended lockdown took off from New Delhi for Pune on May 15, 2020, ending the unprecedented two-month hiatus in India’s civil aviation. The government expected the sector to bounce back to pre-COVID levels in a jiffy, but in reality, at its peak, air traffic reached 73.77 % of level before the pandemic. Ironically, a year down the line, air traffic has again contracted to nearly the same level that was seen when airlines resumed operations last year.

Read about the uncertainty airlines now face  about when their business will return to pre-COVID levels >>

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