Not all business travel by air is likely to return. Uo to 36% of pre-pandemic track may never come … [+] back.
A new study by IdeaWorks and reported by the Wall Street Journal is the first detailed look at the long-term impacts Covid-19 could have on business travel. Its conclusions are eye-opening: that between 19% and 36% of airlines’ business traffic base will not return to the skies.
The study breaks down the reasons people have traveled for business, assesses the effects of technology, work at home changes and overall risk tolerance, and validates this with a wide range of industry and travel experts. As a result, this study is robust and more complete than any done since the pandemic began.
The four largest U.S. airlines should take note — and all airlines will be affected in some ways if this estimate proves to be accurate.
Multiple Reasons For Business Travel