An empty airport check-in area. Airlines are in crisis, and the latest figures from travel association IATA paint a grim picture for the near future. For passengers, long-haul ticket prices should remain low. Photo: ShutterstockAn empty airport check-in area. Airlines are in crisis, and the latest figures from travel association IATA paint a grim picture for the near future. For passengers, long-haul ticket prices should remain low. Photo: Shutterstock
An empty airport check-in area. Airlines are in crisis, and the latest figures from travel association IATA paint a grim picture for the near future. For passengers, long-haul ticket prices should remain low. Photo: Shutterstock

Cheap flights for the next two years on long-haul routes likely amid low demand for tickets, as domestic trips in Asia lead aviation’s weak recovery

  • Facing losses of US$100 billion over two years, airlines will do everything to raise demand for long-haul travel. But trade body IATA says some won’t survive
  • Demand for domestic flights in China, Vietnam and South Korea is nearly back to normal, but more passengers book at the last minute, hitting airlines’ cash flow
Topic |   Aviation
An empty airport check-in area. Airlines are in crisis, and the latest figures from travel association IATA paint a grim picture for the near future. For passengers, long-haul ticket prices should remain low. Photo: ShutterstockAn empty airport check-in area. Airlines are in crisis, and the latest figures from travel association IATA paint a grim picture for the near future. For passengers, long-haul ticket prices should remain low. Photo: Shutterstock
An empty airport check-in area. Airlines are in crisis, and the latest figures from travel association IATA paint a grim picture for the near future. For passengers, long-haul ticket prices should remain low. Photo: Shutterstock
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