The Aviation Association (ALA) has asked the government to International travelers who are exempt from the Covid-19 vaccination enter the PCR test and enter Spain, Because other competitors (such as Greece) will allow it without waiting for a digital green certificate for EU work.
At the press conference, ALA Chairman Javier Gándara proposed It is expected that 58% of the flights taking place during the same period of 2019 will be operated this summer, Before the Covid pandemic, but 14% higher than the data in the summer of 2020, the development in China is better than that in the world.
Although Europe has fallen behind other markets (such as China or the United States), the domestic tourism industry has been highly recovered, but some countries are already taking measures, such as Greece, It will open the border from May 14th, and if tourists are vaccinated, it will be exempt from PCR tests.
Gandala said that vaccines and digital certificates are the key to resuming safe travel.
The only thing with better development is air transportFrom October 2020 to March 2021, the company shipped 81% of the goods shipped during the pre-pandemic period, and it is now close to 90%.
In these six monthsPassenger traffic was only 34% of the same period last year.
ALA represents more than 60 companies and accounts for 85% of air traffic in the country. Airlines are preparing to restore connectivity by resuming routes that were inactive during the pandemicThere are more than 8,500 peer-to-peer locations across Europe, of which 2,000 were lost in the first quarter of 2021.
Therefore, Gandara chose to follow the example of Greece as Spain, Start waiting for international tourists who have received vaccinations without waiting for the implementation of this “hybrid passport” And exempt from other tests (such as PCR) display.
Similarly, he isLike other European countries, antigen testing is accepted as an alternative to PCR. Establish bilateral agreements with major source markets and extend ERTE to September 21.
In March last year, the production line included in ALA had 14,134 workers in the Employment Regulations File (ERTE). Among the 17,000 users who were in the first alert state, 81%.
Another important factor that promotes recovery is Air navigation manager reduces rates, AENA in the DORA Plan (Air Traffic Control Document) for the next five years.
but IThere is a lot of uncertainty in the forecast, Because they will vary according to the vaccination rate, the evolution of the pandemic itself, or the measures taken by different states.
In fact, the winter data reflects travel restrictions during the six months from October 2020 to March 2021 Compared with the same period of the previous fiscal year, passenger traffic fell by 83%.
The president of the airline also assured me As airlines try to stimulate demand, flying is now cheaper than ever And this situation will continue in the short term.
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