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    IATA chief Willie Walsh talks about airline industry’s prospects

    The post IATA chief Willie Walsh talks about airline industry’s prospects appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Willie Walsh, CEO of IATA As COVID-19 grounded international travel, commercial airlines knew they would have a turbulent time ahead, and as restrictions continue, the situation is still up in the air. The aviation industry measures its performance by revenues per passenger-kilometre, and this – according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA) – nosedived 66% last year, compared with 2019. Airlines are expected to lose around USD48 billion this year alone, with final estimates only growing. IATA’s figures also show that airlines are struggling despite having cut back on…

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    Australia’s top health chief believes travel unlikely in 2021

    The post Australia’s top health chief believes travel unlikely in 2021 appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily.   Australia’s top health chief has dashed hopes that the rollout of the vaccine will allow people to travel overseas this year as borders stay closed. Australia’s top health chief has dashed hopes that the rollout of the vaccine will allow people to travel overseas this year, predicting borders will remain closed until 2022. The man who urged Prime Minister Scott Morrison to shut the borders last year has made the grim prediction this morning. As the first anniversary of the international border closure approaches on February 1, Health Department…