The National Air Carriers Association (INACA) and Padjadjaran University estimated that the international aviation industry will recover longer than domestic flights - Photo: Special

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – The National Air Carriers Association (INACA) and Padjadjaran University estimated that the international aviation industry will recover longer than domestic flights. The prediction considers health aspects related to vaccine regulation and distribution.

The study also look the economic stimulus aspect regarding government support for the air transportation sector and regulations on restrictions on the movement of aircraft passengers and flight capacity.

“Based on our studies the recovery of the aviation sector is predicted to begin in early 2022 for domestic flights and the end of 2023 for international flights,” said Prita Amalia from the university in a written statement on Thursday (04/15).

She explained that the government support in the form of policies and regulations is needed to recover the aviation sector, such as fiscal assistance to reduce operating expenses. she conveyed, data from the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) showed that in 2020 there will be a decrease in the passenger numbers by 59 – 60 percent for global flights.

While, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) calculated that the decline in airline revenues reached 54.7 percent in 2020 compared to a year ago. General chairman of INACA, Denon Prawiraatmadja, detailing that the movement of aircraft transportation in 2020 fell by 43 percent to 1.2 million from previous year around 2.1 million.

Then, the passenger movements decreased by 70 percent from 91.6 million to 35.4 million. A decline in performance also occurred for cargo transportation by 65 percent, from 1.1 million tones to 429,000 tones.

Commenting on the prediction, minister of transportation, Budi Karya Sumadi, encourages good collaboration between the airlines and world aviation organizations such as ICAO and (IATA). Other efforts that can be made are by optimizing flight time slots and reactivating domestic routes that were not operating.

The minister said, an effort to restore the aviation business amid the pandemic, the government is currently carrying out a national vaccination process for transportation officers, such as pilots, cabin crew, ground handling officers, airline officers, airport officers, and others.

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