June passenger traffic foreshadowed the slower-than-expected recovery. Traffic fell 86.5 per cent compared to the year-ago period. That is only slightly improved from a 91 per cent contraction in May and was driven by rising demand in domestic markets, particularly China.
IATA's Director General and CEO Alexandre de Juniac said safety is always the top priority and that includes public health. Restoring air connectivity is vital to restarting the global economy and reconnecting people.