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
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
Aviation

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

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
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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