London, April 7
Global airline business physique IATA mentioned worldwide passenger traffic plunged 89% in February in comparison with the identical month final 12 months as COVID-19 infections climbed as soon as extra, and there was no sign of an aviation restoration but.
“International passenger traffic was down almost 89% and is showing no signs of recovery in the current environment,” IATA’s new director normal Willie Walsh mentioned at a presentation on Wednesday.
Walsh, previously the chief govt of British Airways-parent group IAG, was holding his first media briefing since taking up the IATA director normal job originally of April. — Reuters