A traveller walks through the arrivals hall at Hong Kong International Airport on August 8. The aviation industry in Asia is unlikely to recover to 2019 levels before 2025. Photo: Bloomberg
A traveller walks through the arrivals hall at Hong Kong International Airport on August 8. The aviation industry in Asia is unlikely to recover to 2019 levels before 2025. Photo: Bloomberg
David Dodwell
Opinion

Opinion

Inside Out by David Dodwell

Bleak prospects for Asia, Hong Kong economic recovery amid devastated aviation industry

  • Mainland China’s first steps to open up to international travel will be critical in driving recovery in Hong Kong and most parts of Asia
  • But airline rationalisation, high inflation, a coming recession, plus the impact of war, climate change and fuel taxes, are likely to warrant caution

A traveller walks through the arrivals hall at Hong Kong International Airport on August 8. The aviation industry in Asia is unlikely to recover to 2019 levels before 2025. Photo: Bloomberg
A traveller walks through the arrivals hall at Hong Kong International Airport on August 8. The aviation industry in Asia is unlikely to recover to 2019 levels before 2025. Photo: Bloomberg
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