Brazil, China and the US show signs of rapid recovery in the airline industry – Prime Time Zone

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Number of tickets issued worldwide is still 60% lower than before the pandemic, but data from the International Air Transport Association point to solid recovery

ROBERTO CASIMIRO/FOTOArena/ESTADÃO CONTENTBrazil evolved from a drop in the domestic market of 31.1% in June this year to a decline of 19.6% in the following month

O Brazil is part of the group of countries that are rapidly recovering from the crisis in the air sector. In January 2020, planes that took off or landed in the country transported more than nine million people. Three months later, with the advance of Covid-19, the number dropped 20 times. April was the worst of the pandemic for the sector, with only 400,000 passengers. The number of tickets issued in the world is 60% lower than before the pandemic. There is still a long way to go to talk about normality, but China, USA and Brazil are the countries that show signs of recovery the fastest. With the advancement of vaccination, July figures from the International Air Transport Association show signs of a solid recovery. Demand for domestic and international air travel has increased significantly, despite remaining well below pre-pandemic levels. Brazil evolved from a drop in the domestic market of 31.1% in June this year (compared to the month of 2019), to a decline of 19.6% in July, compared to the same period in 2019.

*With information from the reporter Elisângela Almeida