THE FUTURE OF TRAVEL :: Blog Post 1

 

What is the new reality for airlines, airports and passengers?

With a plethora of experts and aviation & travel journalists sharing their thoughts on the future shape of the travel industry, we thought it would be useful to consolidate articles & content in the hope that you will not only enjoy reading from a single source, but it will also become a useful future portal of information for when we are all finally released back into the wild........

Our aim is too keep this blog updated with fresh & interesting content.

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What Do You Want Want From Your Airline When Coronavirus Lockdowns End: Fair Or Fare?

Some flights are still flying, although many fewer and with a lot less demand. Since travel demand is low, being able to acceptably distance is possible on most flights today. But what happens when demand returns for going out to eat, flying, sports, and the like? What will the “new normal” for social distancing be on an airplane?
 
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Small planes and no business class: will flying ever be the same again?

Airlines hard hit by Covid-19 look for ways to protect staff and travellers and restore confidence
The peak season for airlines should have started this Easter, when millions of passengers go on holiday and leisure trips through to September. Instead, carriers around the world have been forced to ground their fleets due to travel restrictions imposed in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
During this standstill, wider questions are occupying the industry: what steps would allow flying to restart, what will the pandemic mean for air travel, and will airlines – those that survive – ever be quite the same again?
 
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How the COVID-19 pandemic could change the end-to-end passenger experience forever

Air transport is among the most severely hit sectors globally, as the coronavirus outbreak continues to take its toll on the entire travel industry. While this pandemic is first and foremost a health issue, it is also a major economic one. The immediate impact on air travel has been covered comprehensively by various media outlets and while the future remains unclear, it is important to try to stay ahead of the curve and reimagine what the new reality will look like once global air travel is able to resume. In this article the FTE team explores what this new reality might mean for airlines, airports and passengers.

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Cheaper flights and flexible cancellation fees might be here for a while. Here's what air travel may look after the pandemic.

third of the world's population is under lockdown, and a whopping 93% of people live in countries with coronavirus travel bans.
Not surprisingly, the TSA estimates that air passenger volume is down 90% from this time last year.
The devastating effects on travel right now are obvious — a $2 trillion government stimulus bill (The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act) was already signed into law, providing airlines with around $60 billion in financial assistance.
But what does the future hold for air travel?

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CORONAVIRUS: AIRLINES PREPARING FOR FUTURE WITH FEWER PASSENGERS AND HIGHER FARES

As the aviation industry looks ahead, beyond the current near-total grounding of passenger aircraft, airlines are expecting to face higher costs that will inevitably be passed on to the passenger.
Alexandre de Juniac, director general and chief executive of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), has warned that when aviation restarts at scale, governments and health authorities will impose strict new rules intended to reduce the spread of Covid-19.
Two new concepts have entered the aviation vocabulary: “de-densification” and “neutralisation”. The first describes reducing passenger numbers in an attempt to maintain social distancing within the cramped confines of a passenger jet; the second is the process of specifying seats that must remain unoccupied.

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How do you put a jumbo – and over 16,000 other aircraft – to sleep?

The skies are eerily empty these days, presenting a new challenge for the world’s embattled airlines as they work to safeguard thousands of grounded planes parked wingtip to wingtip on runways and in storage facilities.

More than 16,000 passenger jets are grounded worldwide, according to industry researcher Cirium, as the coronavirus obliterates travel and puts unprecedented strain on airline finances. Finding the right space and conditions for 62% of the world’s planes and keeping them airworthy have suddenly become priorities for 2020.


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AirAsia Unveils Red Hot PPE Uniforms

AirAsia Unveils Red Hot PPE Uniforms
AirAsia is known for all things red hot, so it's no surprise the Philippine-based branch of the airline went for an eye-catching red design for their personal protective equipment to use on flights during the COVID-19 crisis.

The red suits were designed in collaboration with Filipino fashion designer Puey Quiñones and were launched last Friday during a rescue flight from Bangkok to Manila.

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