Michael Huerta was the administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration from 2013-2018. He also held senior positions in the Department of Transportation during the Clinton Administration. Today, he will discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the travel industry, specifically air travel, and what consequences and safety measures we can expect to see in the future.
You just heard some stark figures from the former head of the FAA. Flights are down over 60% and passengers are down 90%. And we are not likely to see a rapid rebound. For companies facing economic downturn, travel is often one of the first things cut and one of the last things to return. The same can be said for families whose finances have been affected. According to Michael Huerta, public confidence in the safety of air travel will not be restored until there is a vaccine.
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