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‘People Want to Fly Again’: Airbus CEO Expects Business Travel to Recover

Airbus Chief Executive Guillaume Faury expects business air travel  eventually to return to close to pre-pandemic levels and airlines are devoting the same space to business class seats as before, he said in an interview published on Sunday.

Air travel remains in crisis despite accelerating vaccine rollouts in developed countries. With video calls having replaced in-person meetings, it remains to be seen to what extent business travel will recover.

But Faury told Swiss newspaper NZZ am Sonntag corporate thinking had changed.

“Companies realized: at some point they have to meet their customers and suppliers in person again. At some point they must be on site to develop products or build factories,” he said.