Covid-19: “5-8% of business travel may never return”

Linus Benjamin Bauer

Linus Benjamin Bauer, Managing Consultant at Bauer Aviation Advisory and Visiting Lecturer in Air Transport Management at the City University of London reviews some of the consequences of the current crisis, its impact on business travel, new health constraints, the consequences of fuel cover for companies, and the evolution of ticket prices.

The commercial air transport industry is stepping up measures – including wearing a mask on the plane and taking temperature on board – aimed at reassuring passengers. For the managing consultant Linus Benjamin Bauer, health and safety will become a ubiquitous factor, as fear and confidence will be the two emotions in the foreground of people’s minds when planning a trip.

“Passengers demand to be informed through clear messages of what airlines are doing to make travel safe – from preventive measures on board and special cleaning processes, to minute-by-minute flight schedule changes – you name it. Such activities would certainly alleviate the fears of health-conscious passengers .”

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