Aviation is back up and running, that’s for sure! AviationSource Editor-in-Chief James Field gives his views on what has been a mega bounce-back for the industry as well as what will be our final article of the year. Happy New Year!
OpEd: Aviation Is Back Up and Running, That’s For Sure!
And there we have it! 2023 comes to an end in a few hours, and what a year it has been.
This year has effectively been the first full year without any headaches from the COVID-19 pandemic, which absolutely decimated the industry.
From what I have observed over the last 12 months is that aviation is back up and running. That is an absolute certainty.
The industry has been making significant waves in recovery post-pandemic, and some have been achieving this quicker than analysts have been predicting.
Whilst there have been teething problems in getting back to some form of normalcy (As we saw in the UK for the Summer 2023 season), this year shows exactly how far we have come from a complete global shutdown to record levels of demand, which continues to still be pent-up.
As we enter 2024, the industry continues to take advantage of the opportunities handed to them due to the increased demand levels.
One example of this has been in India, where we saw Air India order over 400 aircraft, and IndiGo over 500. In my mind, that is quite staggering to think about, particularly on the IndiGo side, who will have over 1,000 aircraft in a short period of time once all deliveries are completed.
One theme of 2023 is that the industry was beginning to start thinking further into the future, which is always a strong indicator that we have come out of the other side of this pandemic on a far brighter note.
This is what excites me for 2024, as so much more is yet to be achieved in this industry, and as Editor-in-Chief, I look forward to providing that coverage and showcasing to our audience what this industry can achieve.
Happy New Year everyone!
And That’s It From Us For 2023…
And that’s it from us for 2023! We would like to thank you for your support over the course of this year!
As we enter 2024, we are thankful for the audience and community that we have built up over what will be three years next month.
We hope we will continue to providing news and analysis about an industry we hold dear to our hearts for many years to come!
Have a great New Year, and we will see you tomorrow for continued news coverage in a brand new year!
See you in 2024!
The AviationSource Team!
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