A look at the week
By Jordan Chong
There were a few pockets of encouraging news this week such as the resumption of domestic flights in Thailand, led by Thai AirAsia and Bangkok Airways.
Also, industry figures showed airlines in China have reversed course and are adding back capacity after local authorities brought a recent COVID-19 outbreak under control. Travel data company, OAG, said there were 1.5 million more domestic seats in China this week, compared with last week.
Notwithstanding these gains, the International Air Transport Association's (IATA) monthly traffic report noted the Asia-Pacific was at the "bottom of the chart" in international traffic due to "still elevated travel restrictions". Read More »