Other Industry News
Airports and airlines agreed on a proposal that would suspend the 80:20 rule for slot usage for Summer 2021, the third consecutive IATA season where it would not apply. This time around it is not quite as easy for airlines to qualify, and regulators must still agree to the idea.
What happens if the US drops its prohibition on European visitors arriving? It could be a huge boost to the aviation industry, though there are still questions as to whether Europe would similarly relax restrictions. And whether it is a good idea on either side given the continuing COVID spread.
One of the many reports from IATA in last week's online-only Annual General Meeting says that airlines are poised to lose even more money than previously projected. The industry remains in the crosshairs of financial distress unfathomable just a year ago.