LONDON – We are now four months into the new and fresh administration of President Joe Biden. He aims to bring the United States into a more recoverable position, especially with the COVID-19 pandemic still wreaking havoc on the world.
One big issue that still needs to be addressed is the U.S aviation industry, something that has been heavily funded by the U.S Government, predominantly under the Trump administration.
But obviously, keeping airlines and jobs afloat is only one method of keeping the industry on its feet but the Biden Administration has to consider a few things, which is what this article will explore.
Restoration of Air Travel
Restoration of air travel is something of a big priority for the Biden Administration, not just on the domestic front, but on the international front as well.
On the domestic front, United Airlines had appealed to advisors of the President back in December 2020 “to set up a task force that would re-establish air travel as the global coronavirus pandemic” left “carriers to flounder amid continued depressed demand” (Wolfsteller, 2020).
Biden will have to continue on the work and efforts produced by President Trump, especially with the first doses of the Pfizer vaccine being “flown to the U.S from Belgium”, which will mean the expansion of the private sector will have to continue as it already established, with examples such as the “United Airlines COVID Vaccine Readiness Task Team” well in effect (Deese, 2020).