In the recent development of events, as the covid restrictions ease and the US opens border for non-citizens, American Airlines have welcomed 150 flights in the country on Monday carrying passengers who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19. The president of American Airlines expressed his delight at the rising demand and told that they were going to welcome around 40,000 passengers in the country.
American Airlines Expects Expects Surge in Travel
President of American Airlines, Robert Isom predicted that the increase in travel demand will continue in the next year as well. He said that people are waiting to go on the roads again. He said that there are families and grandparents that haven’t met each other in a while and also many business people who want to get in touch with their customers.
The non-citizens need to provide proof of complete vaccination before boarding a flight to the US and all the citizens, including US citizens, need to have negative test reports for Covid-19 three days before departure, according to the guidelines set by the CDC. The details related to the new covid protocols for passengers to comply are available on the website of American Airlines.
Robert Isom further informed that the bookings have jumped from the countries of Latin America and Europe since the opening of borders were announced for the travel. It is to be kept in mind that Europe and Latin America are the key players in the international restoration of American Airlines. According to Isom, the bookings went up by 60% from the UK and 70% from South America overnight and the trend has continued since then.
Domestic Business for American Airlines has been booming as well. Isom told the investors that the airline expects the domestic leisure revenue to surpass the 2019 levels by the end of 2021 and continue the momentum in 2022 as well. The same graph can be expected for international short-haul flights as well. American Airlines is the biggest airline in terms of fleet and seemingly the air-giant is ready to take full advantage of the travel rebound.