During these frigidly cold days, many of us are looking at booking a spring break vacation — or wishing we were. Kyle Potter with Minneapolis-based ThriftyTraveler.com says overall air travel remains low due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He says projections from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport shows a slow climb back to normalcy:
“The only thing we can say for sure is it’s going to take time. Minneapolis has said they don’t expect travel numbers to return to 2019 levels until 2024. I don’t think that’s out of the realm of possibility but all I can say is it is going to take some time.”
Potter says business travel and international travel will be the last to recover. He says one big question that remains hanging over the airline industry is whether the Biden administration will implement a negative COVID test requirement for domestic travel.
“You know airline CEOs have come out this week and practically begged the Biden Administration not to do this warning that it would be obviously damaging to their business.”
Potter expects to learn more from the Biden Administration in the next few weeks.