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Rebound among South-east Asian airlines will be uneven

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Significance

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.

Impacts

  • 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.
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