Updated May 11, 2021
While air travel plummeted in 2020 amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the airline industry is expected to rebound somewhat this summer as major tourism locales reopen for business. Geoffrey Weston, who leads Bain’s Global Airlines practice, discusses five key themes on the road to recovery, including how airlines are handling vaccine certifications and why getting more planes in the air can help to spread out overhead costs.
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The recovery is being complicated by tightening restrictions in some countries, an uneven vaccination pace, and a lack of standardized health travel documentation.