Chinese carriers are likely to see a full recovery by 2021; Beijing is mulling to cut red tape and fast-track cross-border checks with Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao and South Korea.
Global traffic will still be about 10% below original estimates in 2025.
Qatar Airways said it was willing to provide equity injection into Cathay Pacific if approached; China is exempting some foreign executives from travel ban.
Global airline capacity this week is up 2% to 29.8 million seats and China is leading the growth; China proposes fast-track entry for Japanese business travelers.
With regulators in Europe, America and Asia easing restrictions on travel, airline companies across the world have planned to resume some flights to China in June.
Shanghai Disneyland sold out of tickets for its May 11 reopening within minutes; Travel short video service provider raises millions of yuan.
Most of the airline group’s 34,200 staff have signed up to take three weeks of unpaid leave, a scheme which expires in June.
If they recover at home, they could threaten the world’s sickly legacy carriers on international routes.
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