Demand for flights fell 74.7% in February

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  "IATA" relies on a health passport and eases restrictions for the return of movement to the aviation sector (France Press)</p><div><p>The International Air Transport Association said <a target="_blank" href="https://www.alaraby.co.uk/economy/%22%D8%A5%D9%8A%D8%A7%D8%AA%D8%A7%22-%D8%AA%D8%B7%D9%84%D9%82-%D8%AA%D8%B5%D8%B1%D9%8A%D8%AD-%D8%B3%D9%81%D8%B1-%D8%AE%D8%A7%D8%B5%D8%A7%D9%8B-%D8%A8%D9%83%D9%88%D8%B1%D9%88%D9%86%D8%A7-%D9%81%D9%8A-%D9%85%D8%A7%D8%B1%D8%B3-%D9%88%D8%B3%D8%B7-%D8%AA%D8%AF%D9%87%D9%88%D8%B1-%D9%82%D8%B7%D8%A7%D8%B9-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B7%D9%8A%D8%B1%D8%A7%D9%86" rel="noopener">(IATA)</a> Today, Wednesday, the total demand is on <a target="_blank" href="https://www.alaraby.co.uk/economy/%D8%B4%D8%B1%D9%83%D8%A7%D8%AA-%D8%B7%D9%8A%D8%B1%D8%A7%D9%86-%D8%B9%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%85%D9%8A%D8%A9-%D8%AA%D8%AA%D9%83%D8%A8%D8%AF-%D8%AE%D8%B3%D8%A7%D8%A6%D8%B1-%D9%81%D8%A7%D8%AF%D8%AD%D8%A9-%D8%AE%D9%84%D8%A7%D9%84-2020-%D8%A5%D9%84%D9%8A%D9%83%D9%85-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A3%D8%B1%D9%82%D8%A7%D9%85" rel="noopener">Flights</a> Decreased by 74.7 percent in February 2021 compared to February 2019.<br/>In a report, the federation added that absorptive capacity decreased last February by 63.1 percent.<br/>The same month also witnessed a new record low in the load factor, as it decreased by 25.3 percentage points compared to February 2019 to 55.4 percent.<br/>The union said that people have not lost their desire to travel, but will travel if they are able to do so without facing quarantine procedures.<br/>IATA confirmed at the end of last March that a digital travel authorization for the results of Covid-19 tests and vaccination certificates will be launched on the Apple platform in mid-April.<br/>Kamel Al-Awadi, regional vice president of IATA in Africa and the Middle East, said that the application is expected to be launched on the "Apple" platform on April 15th, and then at a later time on the "Android" platform.

Al-Awadi said: “But the application will only achieve its success when used by airlines, various countries, and airports.”
Airlines around the world are in dire need of revenue, but the uncertainty surrounding the period of time during which some borders will remain closed makes people reluctance to plan or book vacation flights, which makes many planes lying on the ground or flying almost empty.
(Reuters, Al-Araby Al-Jadeed)





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