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

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