Airlines See Demand Rise as Rebound from COVID Continues Written 23 February 2023


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The Houston Chronicle reports that airlines “that cut back to survive the crisis are now blowing through profit forecasts and luring back investors.” One example of this is Virgin Australia, which has “undergone a remarkable transformation under new owner Bain Capital and plans to relist in Sydney.” Another is Ryanair, which “returned to profit in the quarter through December and sees no end to its lucrative run.” These and other “freshly streamlined carriers are capitalizing on a surge in travel since virus restrictions fell away.” The International Civil Aviation Organization “expects passenger demand to recover to pre-Covid levels on most routes this quarter and then to about 3% higher than 2019 levels by year-end.”
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