Thursday, August 26, 2021
Air passenger traffic in the region has fallen sharply since the onset of COVID-19 crisis. Most South-east Asian countries are battling resurgent waves of infection, fuelled by the Delta variant.
- South-east Asian governments will come under growing pressure from lobby groups to step up financial assistance for the aviation sector.
- Most carriers will rely on cargo volumes to compensate for the drop in passenger traffic.
- Regional jet fuel consumption is unlikely to return to pre-pandemic levels before 2023 at the earliest.