Physical Distancing Will End Era Of Cheap Air Travel, Industry Warns
Physical distancing will end era of cheap air travel, industry warns Iata says airlines will have to raise prices 50% or go bust if Covid-19 rules are enforced
The days of cheap air travel will be over if airlines are forced to introduce physical distancing measures on planes because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the industry has warned.
"Either you fly at the same price, selling the ticket at the same average price as before, and you lose enormous amounts of money so it's impossible to fly for any airline, particularly low cost; or you increase ticket prices by at least 50% and you are able to fly with a minimum profit. So it means that if social distancing is imposed, cheap travel is over."