Asia-Pacific

The U.S. Air Travel Recovery Flatlines

Edward Russell
October 20th, 2023 at 11:05 AM EDT

American and United planes Dulles airport

If one thing’s clear from the airlines that have reported third-quarter results it’s that the U.S. domestic travel recovery has plateaued. That’s not necessarily bad, passenger numbers are above 2019 levels, but the industry’s higher cost structure could make a low-growth environment challenging. Edward Russell and Jay Shabat discuss. Plus, the latest from Routes World in Istanbul.

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Edward Russell
October 20th, 2023 at 11:05 AM EDT

Tags: Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America

Photo credit: American and United planes Dulles airport Flickr / Dylan T

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