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IATA sees sharp fall in airline losses in 2022

Oct. 4, 2021 - 22:04 By Reuters
Planes are parked inside the Incheon International Airport on Monday. (Yonhap)
Global airlines on Monday projected a sharp reduction in industry losses next year as a multispeed recovery from the coronavirus crisis gets under way, but revised up the financial toll inflicted by the pandemic in 2020 and 2021.

The International Air Transport Association, the industry's main trade body, predicted that net losses at airlines would narrow to $11.6 billion in 2022 from $51.8 billion this year.The losses for 2021 were revised up from $47.7 billion estimated in April.

IATA also revised up losses for 2020 to$137.7 billion from $126.4 billion estimated earlier."We are past the deepest point of the crisis," IATA DirectorGeneral Wilie Walsh told the group's annual meeting. (Reuters)