Airlines Can Anticipate a Post-Pandemic Rebound in Asia and Elsewhere

A domestic travel environment relatively free of Covid-related restrictions has sapped much of the pent-up demand that existed last spring and sent airfares flying. But for some international markets, airlines likely can still look forward to a winter, spring and summer in which they will benefit from demand driven by the lingering aftereffects of travel regulations and outright bans during the pandemic.

"I think there is some pent-up demand. Definitely going into Asia," said Bloomberg Intelligence aviation industry analyst George Ferguson.

Indeed, as the region of the world that locked down the hardest during the Covid-19 pandemic and opened the latest, Asia-Pacific is where airlines could enjoy the most outsized revenue improvements in 2023.