March 3, 2021



US Sets New Record For Busiest Travel Day Since Pandemic Began – Travel Off Path

Surging COVID-19 Cases Could Undermine Airline Safety Efforts

The likely continued growth in COVID-19 cases across America following the Thanksgiving holiday has the potential to undermine the efforts of the aviation industry to persuade customers that air travel is safe during the pandemic.

Having been badly hit by travel restrictions introduced to control the spread of the virus, airlines have been at pains to highlight the introduction of new health protocols that make air travel just as safe as other routine activities, such as going to a restaurant. These include enhanced cleaning procedures, mandatory mask-wearing, and physical distancing, as well as the use of hospital-quality air filtration on planes which remove virus particles.