Carrier says summer sales holding up despite concern at new travel restrictions
Airline bosses voiced concern on Tuesday that travel restrictions linked to the emergence of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus risked blowing an industry recovery off course. The strongest warning came from Emirates airline President Tim Clark who said a major hit to the peak December travel season would cause "significant traumas" in the global aviation business. The discovery of the Omicron variant, first reported in southern African last week, dealt a blow to the industry just as it had recovery in its sights, especially following the easing of U.S.-bound travel https://www.reuters.com/world/us/international-travellers-head-united-states-flights-reopen-2021-11-08 earlier in November.
A slew of new travel restrictions have been brought in in recent days following several reported cases of the mutated virus around the world.