© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Willie Walsh Chief Executive of International Airlines Group (IAG) attends the Europe Aviation Summit in Brussels
LONDON (Reuters) – Global airline industry body IATA said international passenger traffic plunged 89% in February compared to the same month last year as COVID-19 infections climbed once more, and there was no sign of an aviation recovery yet.
“International passenger traffic was down almost 89% and is showing no signs of recovery in the current environment,” IATA’s new director general Willie Walsh said at a presentation on Wednesday.
Walsh, formerly the chief executive of British Airways-parent group IAG (LON:), was holding his first media briefing since taking on the IATA director general job at the beginning of April.
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