French flight boss: Air travel ‘not normal’ until 2023

An Air France plane takes off. IATA boss Alexandre de Juniac has predicted the future of air travel after Covid-19
Low-cost airlines are "more dynamic" and may recover faster than traditional airlines such as Air France, IATA boss Alexandre de Juniac said

Air travel will not return to normal until the start of 2023, former CEO of Air France and current director of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has said as he detailed new health measures for the industry.

Alexandre de Juniac became head of IATA in 2016 after five years as CEO and Chairman of Air France and later Air France-KLM.

He made the prediction in an interview with newspaper Le Monde, as he outlined a number of suggestions to enable air travel to restart after the Covid-19 crisis, while avoiding the need for quarantines.

Mr de Juniac said that the reopening of international borders would need to be coordinated regionally, if not worldwide, and be done in cooperation with the travel and airline industries.

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