We all expected international air travel by this point would still be below pre-pandemic levels but well on its way to recovery.
We are not even close.
After a disastrous 2020, in which passenger traffic globally fell by two-thirds, the International Air Transport Association’s latest forecast (published in February) doesn’t expect this year’s total traffic to be more than halfway back to pre-pandemic levels. Full recovery isn’t expected before 2023.
With Australia pushing half price flights extensively, and tourism campaigns firing up to take their piece of the pie - we're slowly getting our Fly-Stay economy back on track.
But this could take a year to get fully underway, while seeing the rewards from everyone's efforts.
Time will tell.
Meanwhile, enjoy the cheap tickets!