Airbus Advocates Shift to Test Strategy for Passengers to Support Industry
By Andrea Thomas
Aviation company Airbus SE has appealed to governments in Europe
to rely on testing rather than quarantine to combat the coronavirus
among airline passengers.
Chief Executive Guillaume Faury said Monday that the move could
help prevent insolvencies which would threaten the industry with
long-term damage. The closing and opening of borders, as well as
the introduction and removal of quarantine rules has unsettled
airline customers and harmed the industry, he said at an event
organized by the CDU political party in Berlin.
Furthermore, Mr. Fehry said rapid coronavirus tests would be a
better way of containing the virus than mandatory quarantine.
He expects air traffic to return to pre-crisis levels in three
years in the best case scenario, and in five years in the
worst-case scenario. Domestic flights may slowly recover in the
coming months, but European or international flights will remain at
a very low level for much longer, Mr. Faury added.
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November 16, 2020 11:21 ET (16:21 GMT)
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