Emirates boss Tim Clark expects a dynamic recovery in air travel demand to begin “sooner rather than later”, he told an online forum on Wednesday, describing the industry’s coronavirus crisis as a glitch from which the Gulf carrier can fully recover, Reuters reported
Speaking at CAPA Live, the airline leader dismissed predictions of a prolonged drop in travel.
“I’m not one of these people who believes in the ‘new normal’,” Clark said. “I believe demand will return in a very robust manner.”
“The pandemic is a glitch,” Clark said of the aviation industry’s worst crisis. “We’ve had many of those in the past – perhaps not as severe as this one for our industry – but nevertheless it’s a glitch and we’ll come through it.”
Clark nonetheless expects the crisis to “get worse before it gets better”, with demand remaining depressed for another six to nine months.
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