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External Article23 June 2021

Airlines Count on Zoom Fatigue to Revive Business Travel

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After more than a year stuck on video calls, company executives are ready to hit the skies and meet customers face to face again, fueling airline industry optimism that business travel is poised to rebound despite the rise of Covid-era workarounds like Zoom.

The lifting of travel restrictions will trigger a sharp rebound in corporate travel, executives from Qatar Airways, IAG:LN" title="Company Overview" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IAG SA and Rwandair said Tuesday on a panel at the Qatar Economic Forum.

Business-class occupancy on Qatar Airways flights is 10 percentage points higher than it was before the pandemic in markets where travel is allowed, said Akbar Al Baker.

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