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    The Financial Times, July 12, 2023
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    Bloomberg, July 4, 2023
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    Joanna Lu, head of consultancy for Asia at Ascend by Cirium, discusses her outlook for Asia’s travel sector in the second half of 2023. She speaks with Bloomberg’s Rishaad Salamat and Haidi Stroud-Watts on “Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia.” 

    Reuters, June 20, 2023
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    CNBC, June 8, 2023
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    The Washington Post, May 5, 2023
    Air travel demand may fuel another record summer. Here’s what will be different.
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    The Wall Street Journal May 4, 2023
    U.S. Allows Chinese Airlines to Increase Flights to 12 a Week
    Passenger flights remain significantly restricted, as bilateral exchanges of people and information dwindle

    The New York Times, April 10, 2023
    China Has Reopened to Tourists. The Hard Part Is Getting There.
    Despite loosened visa rules, the number of flights into China is still a small fraction of what it was before the pandemic, fueled partly by geopolitical tensions.

    Reuters, April 6, 2023
    Analysis: Easter travel warnings pile pressure on European airlines
    European aviation is gearing up for Easter travel disruptions marked by strikes and cancellations, in a major test of the industry’s ability to prevent a repeat of last year’s summer holiday season chaos.

    CNBC, March 24, 2023
    India’s travel industry may not overtake China soon but there are still ‘massive’ opportunities
    India’s airline industry may be on a strong growth trajectory — but don’t expect India’s outbound travel to overtake China’s soon, aviation analysts say.

    DW, March 15, 2023
    New plane orders take off in India’s aviation market
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    South China Morning Post, March 8, 2023
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    Bloomberg, March 7, 2023
    Video: Ascend by Cirium on Cathay Pacific’s Performance
    Joanna Lu, Head of Consultancy Asia at Ascend by Cirium, gives her outlook for Cathay Pacific on “Bloomberg Markets Asia”. She speaks with Rishaad Salamat and Yvonne Man. 

    BBC, February 13, 2023
    Heathrow sees busiest January since start of Covid
    Heathrow Airport has recorded its busiest January since the start of the pandemic, with 5.4 million passengers travelling through it last month.

    Bloomberg, January 20, 2023
    China Air Travel Approaches Pre-Pandemic Levels for Holidays
    Air travel in China has returned to January 2019 levels ahead of the important Lunar New Year holidays, according to aviation data provider Cirium.

    Reuters , January 16, 2023
    Air finance summit tackles jet shortages amid China travel thaw
    China’s abrupt decision to lift COVID-19 travel curbs could accelerate a global recovery in air traffic – but after widespread staff shortages, the airline industry is now struggling with a shortage of jets, financiers said on Monday.

    CNN, January 4, 2023
    The world’s most punctual airlines in 2022 were…
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    The Financial Times, October 21, 2022
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    Supply chain crunch disrupts deliveries as carriers are forced to reduce flights

    Nikkei Asia, May 9, 2022
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    Aerospace makers around the world seize on recoveries in domestic travel

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