IATA: Aviation industry recovery to be long and difficult

The International Air Transport Association believes the recovery of the aviation industry is going to be long and difficult.

IATA shared it is not expecting international passenger volumes to return to levels seen in 2019 until 2024 at the earliest.

It said key to the recovery is to have borders reopened safely without the need for quarantine measures.

IATA regional vice president for Asia Pacific Conrad Clifford said, “We urge the Philippine government to recognize and implement testing prior to departure in order to do away with the need for quarantine upon arrival in the Philippines.”

He added, “This will increase the inbound passenger capacity as compared to the current process of testing on arrival in the Philippines and the subsequent quarantine while awaiting the test results. Key to this is to adopt a standardized approach to manage test results and vaccination certificates, and this is where the IATA Travel Pass comes into the picture.”

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