World needs a whole lot of learning to fly againGulf News

Linus Benjamin Bauer

The UAE is open for business – and as passengers board aircraft destined for these shores, the aviation industry is still reeling from the devasting effects of the pandemic, causing widespread uncertainty.
Full-year traffic is expected to drop 56 per cent in the Middle East in 2020, according to the International Air Transport Association, leaving the Middle East ‘super connectors’ like Emirates and Etihad having to deal with an increasing level of complexity in their networks, since many governments are still struggling to develop robust COVID-19 strategies to kickstart long-haul travel.
In the written prose piece (op-ed) for the Dubai-based daily English language newspaper Gulf News, our Managing Director, Linus Benjamin Bauer, shares his view on the recent developments in aviation during the pandemic and why the United Arab Emirates sets a leading example for ‘Multilateral Coordination in Aviation’.

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