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Airlines: After the COVID nosedive

In March 2020, air travel as the public knew it changed forever due to the outbreak of COVID-19. The unprecedented closing of international borders, as well as quarantines and other 'shelter-in-place' restrictions caused global air travel demand to decline more than 90% at its nadir in April 2020.

Since then, demand for air travel in the US has slowly begun to take off thanks to a resilient appetite for leisure travel to domestic vacation destinations and 'visiting friends and relatives' traffic. International travel remains weak and down more than 85% from 2019 levels.

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