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Five Key Challenges for the Airline Industry

Bain's Geoffrey Weston discusses the main obstacles airlines are facing as some tourism resumes this summer.

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Five Key Challenges for the Airline Industry
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While our forecast for the recovery of air travel has been revised downwards for the second month in a row, 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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Air Travel Forecast: When Will Airlines Recover from Covid-19?

The recovery is being complicated by tightening restrictions in some countries, an uneven vaccination pace, and a lack of standardized health travel documentation.

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