The near-term picture for aviation remains bleak. “Instead of a boost from the year-end holiday period, we got even more restrictions,” said de Juniac in a media briefing. “Governments tightened borders in a knee-jerk response to a virus mutation.
Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, and others added testing to their COVID-19 measures without removing quarantine requirements. In other words, they have chosen policy measures that will shut down travel.”
Aiming for a zero-COVID world?
According to de Juniac, rather than a balanced approach, governments appear to be aiming for a zero-COVID world. “This is an impossible task that comes with severe consequences—the full extent of which it would be impossible to calculate,”…