How Asia-Pacific airlines can bounce back from COVID-19

Gordon Smith joined a roundtable discussion with Subhas Menon, director general of the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) to learn how the region’s carriers can bounce back from the challenges of 2020

An All Nippon Airways Boeing 787 Dreamliner takes off from Tokyo/Haneda airport on January 29, 2021

First in, first out – or so the old adage goes. Lockdowns due to COVID-19, and associated air travel restrictions were originally imposed in and around China in January 2020, before spreading across the wider Asia-Pacific region. By March most of Europe and Africa had followed suit with the Americas not far behind.

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