Travelers Plan to Fly Less, Even After the Pandemic

November 10, 2020

A recent study has found that the coronavirus pandemic has many travelers reconsidering future travel plans, even after the pandemic comes to a close. The Passenger Confidence Tracker is a survey that tracks the attitudes of airline passengers across the globe.

The most recent survey found that just 34% of respondents have taken a commercial flight since the pandemic began, which is not surprising. What is surprising is that this seems to be a more permanent shift in attitudes for many of those surveyed. Four out of ten said they plan to travel less by any means, and nearly a third (31%) said they plan to fly less, even after the pandemic is over.

Despite some long-term reservations, the majority of travelers (60%) said they are satisfied with the actions airlines have taken to make flying safer during the pandemic. Nearly half of those surveyed (41%) did say they expected to feel confident flying in the next six months.

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