Wednesday, July 28, 2021

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Covid test costs may exceed fares, deterring people from flying

This could jeopardise millions of jobs in tourism as the world seeks to recover from the pandemic.

Air cargo traffic recovers to pre-pandemic levels

But passenger traffic, measured as revenue per passenger kilometre, was down by 72% in January from the same month last year.

Thailand favours vaccine passports to rejuvenate tourism in third quarter

Since October the country has allowed a limited number of tourists to return on long visas, but the uptake has not matched official expectations.

Global digital vaccination travel passport ready ‘within weeks’

As the pandemic continues, governments are preparing to only allow vaccinated tourists to enter their countries.

Dubai airport reports 70% fall in passenger numbers amid pandemic

The number of travellers that passed through the major transit hub fell from more than 86 million in 2019 to 25.9 million in 2020.

Unprecedented 66% drop in air passengers last year, says industry group

The International Air Transport Association also warns that new, more transmissible variants of the coronavirus could hurt prospects for a recovery this year.

Airport testing a must to save international airlines

88% of travellers say they would willingly be tested at airports.

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