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Air Travel in the Covid-19 Era: The Role of Airports and Airlines in Ensuring Safe Air Travel

  • 18 Feb 2021
  • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Online


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Join us for an informative discussion with high-level aviation-sector executives whose organizations are taking extraordinary measures to ensure that air travel, in the COVID-19 era, remains the safest method of transportation.

Dear AmCham Members:  As part of our collaboration with the Bilateral Chamber, we bring you this latest instalment in the Global Rebound series.  A recording of the event will be sent to all registered attendees – in case you are unable to logon and view at the scheduled time.


Take a look at our speakers scheduled for this event.

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Aida Araissi
Chief Executive Officer
Bilateral Chamber of Commerce
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Balram Bheodari
Airport Deputy General Manager
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Airport (ATL)
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Rodney Cox
Vice President, Airport Operations
United Airlines

Before the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, the aviation industry was improving at a steady pace across the globe. According to ICAO estimates, the total number of passengers carried on scheduled air services was at record levels of approximately 4.5 billion passengers in 2019, which was 3.6% higher than in 2018. By Spring, 2020, as a result of lockdowns, bans, and public fear of COVID-19 exposure, global passenger air travel fell by more than 71% on average, with some countries reaching more than a 90% decline.

Although air travel has historically been an extremely safe method of travel, airports and airlines are continuing to face many challenges and headwinds to return passenger traffic to pre-pandemic levels. As a result, they are taking extraordinary COVID-19 mitigation measures to ensure passengers that air travel continues to be the safest method of international travel.

Topics of discussion will include our distinguished panelist’s insight on the following relevant topics and more:

  • The extraordinary measures being undertaken by their organizations to ensure safe air travel, including newly implemented safety protocols to mitigate transmission of  COVID-19 through person-to-person interaction
  • Their view on current and future mitigation measures being implemented and discussed by major international airports and airlines around the globe and how such mitigation efforts are being coordinated
  • The challenges and headwinds that major airports and airlines face to stay ahead of the COVID-19 pandemic in the future
  • COVID-19 testing and immunization tracking protocols and requirements currently being discussed and developed, such as a potential COVID-19 Immunization Passport
  • Their view on when global air travel may return to pre-pandemic levels and how the global air travel experience will be different than the pre-pandemic era

This webinar is free, but registration is required. The link will be provided after registration.  Bilateral Chamber members, partners and interested parties are encouraged to submit their questions in advance to Mr. Pat Phillips @ pat@bilateralchamber.org

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