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    IATA outlines scenario where Covid variants pummel 2021 traffic

    The post IATA outlines scenario where Covid variants pummel 2021 traffic appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. The global airline industry might only see traffic growth of around 13% from 2020 levels this year amid the impact of new variants of Covid-19, according to potential scenarios presented by IATA. While the airline industry body has not formally revised its December forecast that traffic measured in revenue passenger kilometres will reach 50% of 2019 levels in 2021, it is increasingly concerned that a scenario could play out where 12 percentage points are knocked off that figure. That would leave 2021 traffic at 38% of 2019 levels – only…

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    Turkish Airlines reports better traffic results

    The post Turkish Airlines reports better traffic results appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Turkish Airlines is reporting promising traffic results during the pandemic, with an average of 603 flights per day to 208 destinations. Although this represents a 52% decline from 2019 levels, it’s significantly more than any of its major competitors in Europe, says the airline. Also notable is the fact that it achieved these results with no government bailouts of staff layoffs. For the full 2020 calendar year, Turkish Airlines flew 28 million passengers, with a load factor of 71%, and managed to maintain a robust route network and provide vital connectivity during these…