The global pandemic nearly devastated the airline industry, and its entire supply chain, in 2020 with further outbreaks slowing recovery in 2021. Some of the impacts of the pandemic will be long-lasting, while others will fade away. Let’s examine some of the key trends that will remain and become a lasting impact for the foreseeable future.
The decline in business travel
While domestic leisure travel has recovered to pre-pandemic levels in the United States and has moved closer to pre-pandemic levels internationally, business travel remains down considerably over prior levels. The rise in desktop videoconferencing and services like Zoom has changed the way in which many people interact, and this will be a lasting impact.
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