A modest summer upturn in global air travel has stalled since August, when traffic was down 75%, the airline industry’s main global body IATA said on Tuesday.
Last month’s slight pickup was driven by domestic routes, where traffic was down 50% year-on-year in terms that reflect distance flown as well as passenger numbers, IATA said. International travel was down 88%.
Since then, “the improvement that we saw in the summer months has more or less stopped,” IATA Chief Economist Brian Pearce said during an online briefing.
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