Leading consultant says full recovery in the aviation industry might not be seen until 2024

The Middle East was expected to see 60 million travellers in 2020 compared to the 203 million in 2019

The return of staff confidence is of paramount importance for the aviation industry as it climbs out of the crisis caused by the global coronavirus pandemic, according to a leading consultant.

After a year filled with lockdowns, curfews and border closures, implemented to curb the spread of Covid-19, international travel is expected to ramp up in 2021 as restrictions eventually ease with the introduction of widespread vaccination programmes.

However, Linus Bauer, founder and managing director of Bauer Aviation Advisory, told Arabian Business that while consumer confidence is vital for the industry’s recovery, arguably of more importance right now as the sector rebuilds, is to regain the confidence of a beleaguered workforce.

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