Air France-KLM Notices Increasing Demand for US Flights
Air France-KLM has noticed that the demand for air travel to the United States has been steadily increasing since the country announced that the borders would open again for foreign travellers.
Especially for the Christmas period, there are increasing bookings, said CEO Ben Smith of the Franco-Dutch group during the Skift Global Forum for the travel industry.
Furthermore, Air France-KLM, which also includes low-cost carrier Transavia, notices that the number of bookings to Greece in August was again above the pre-crisis level.
This was mainly because Europeans have waited a long time to book their holiday in order to be inconvenienced as little as possible by corona restrictions that are being phased out step by step. But, according to Smith, “it remains to be seen” whether the increase was temporary or not.
The expectations for the Asian markets are, according to the Canadian, “quite conservative”. Smith also labelled travel to South America as “challenging” because of the travel restrictions still in force. He also thought it was too early to predict whether there would be a revival in business travel.