Recorded at CAPA Live November

Asia Aviation Outlook Panel - Asia-Pacific traffic has experienced gradual rebound

The Asia-Pacific region was initially hit hard by the pandemic, probably more so than the other regions. But some of the key Asia-Pacific markets have also recovered more quickly than those in other parts of the world. While borders generally remain closed, or are subject to quarantine restrictions that have a similar effect on travel, there have been some so-called green lanes established for essential travel, but in general the hoped-for travel bubbles have been slow to develop.


Singapore has been the most progressive in the Asia-Pacific region regarding the easing of border restrictions. As well as reaching several agreements covering essential travel, Singapore has unilaterally removed quarantine requirements for some countries, including for New Zealand, Vietnam, Brunei, and most of Australia. The effectiveness of most of these quarantine removals is limited as they are not yet reciprocal, but they are obviously a step in the right direction.

  • How are markets performing in Asia-Pacific?
  • What impact would continued waves of the virus have on the region?
  • What impact is this having on hubs like Singapore?
  • Are bilateral corridors effective in opening up markets?
  • What impact is the pandemic having on airports in the region?


  • CAPA - Centre for Aviation, Chairman Emeritus, Peter Harbison (Sydney)
  • PATA, CEO, Mario Hardy
  • ACI - Asia Pacific, Director General, Stefano Baronci

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