Depressed Travel Bookings Seen Across All Europe

According to the European Travel Commission’s (ETC) latest quarterly report 'European Tourism: Trends & Prospects', the global health crisis has left the tourism sector in Europe facing a crisis like no other, with heightened uncertainty surrounding its recovery. Latest forecasts indicate that travel to Europe is expected to be 54% lower this year than in 2019.

Traveler Survey Reveals COVID-19 Concerns

Travelers are taking precautions to protect themselves from COVID-19 with 77% saying that they are washing their hands more frequently, 71% avoiding large meetings and 67% having worn a facemask in public. Some 58% of those surveyed said that they have avoided air travel, with 33% suggesting that they will avoid travel in future as a continued measure to reduce the risk of catching COVID-19.

Volaris Reports June 2020 Traffic Results: Gradual Recovery of Demand and Capacity

In June 2020, Volaris carefully managed its network in response to the decline in demand for air travel due to the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) pandemic. Management's focus has been on generating marginal contribution and thus, capacity measured by ASMs (Available Seat Miles) was 41% of the same period last year, above the guidance originally issued by the Company. This is an increase of 234% versus May 2020.