New Delhi: The Covid-19 crisis (Corona Crisis) and its associated lockdown have shaken the Indian Aviation Sector. International Organization of Aviation ITA estimates that in 2020 there will be a 49 percent decline in the number of air passengers in the country. The International Air Transport Association (ITA) said on Monday that the earnings of Indian airlines in 2020 will be $ 11.61 billion less than the previous year. The report estimated a 53.8 percent drop in air travel demand in the Asia-Pacific region.
Worst year in history
Conrad Clifford, IATA’s regional vice president (Asia-Pacific), said, “This is the worst year in the history of the aviation sector and airlines are somehow saving survival.” Aviation companies in the Asia-Pacific region will suffer the largest loss of $ 29 billion. This is a loss of $ 30.09 per passenger. ‘
It will take many years to reach the previous level
Clifford said, ‘It will take a few years for the aviation industry to return to 2019 levels. India resumed domestic passenger flights from May 25 after almost two months in the country after the March 24 lockdown. However, international flights are still banned in the country.
Domestic passenger flights were resumed on 25 May after a two-month hiatus due to the Corona epidemic. However, only 33 per cent of the flights before the epidemic were initially allowed to fly. Later on 26 June it was increased to 45 per cent. Now about 700 domestic passenger flights are being filled every day and on an average 50-60 per cent seats are being filled.
People who have not been found corona positive in the last 21 will be able to travel by flight
The Civil Aviation Ministry updated the Self-Declaration Form to fill the Self-Declaration Form for traveling by flight, the International Organization of Airlines (ITA) estimates. That is 2020 there will be a 49 percent drop in the number of air passengers in the country. The ITA says that this is the worst year in the history of the aviation sector. The ministry has informed all airlines that passengers who have not been found corona positive in the last 21 days, will be allowed to travel only. This time limit of 21 days will be before the date of travel.
It is worth noting that in the notification issued by the Aviation Ministry on May 21, it was said that only passengers not found Covid-19 positive in the last 2 months will be allowed to travel.