Delta CEO Predicts Airline Industry Recovery by Next Summer

By Kurt Stolz on 21 October 2021
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Delta Air Lines’ CEO is optimistic about the future.  In a televised interview, he said that he believes his airline will return to pre-pandemic levels by the summer of 2022.

Currently, the Atlanta-based carrier sits at 66% of its normal operational levels.

The coronavirus pandemic began to decimate global travel starting in early 2020 as international border after border was closed.

“I see this industry recovering in a very, very nice manner,” Ed Bastian told Bloomberg TV earlier in the week.

Domestic leisure travel has already returned to 2019 levels, he said, while the carrier’s business-travel and international flying have yet to catch up, noting that business travel has returned to only 50% of its pre-pandemic levels.

International travel should begin to come back starting in early November because the U.S. government will allow non-essential travels into the country starting November 8.

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