In the first two years of the pandemic, international passenger traffic declined by over 95% in Southeast Asia.
While traffic improved over the last six months, the initial phase of the recovery was slow and modest. April 2022 represents the start of a new and much more promising phase in the recovery as borders have finally fully reopened, leading to a spike in international travel and a brighter outlook for the industry. But it could be several months before the market is 50% recovered and it could be several years before the market is fully recovered.
What will the recovery curve look like, how have international travel patterns changed and what does the industry need to do to adapt to these changes and the 'new norm'?
Join us for this hybrid event, featuring industry analyst and consultant, Brandon Sobie. AAIS members are welcome to register here for onsite/ in-person attendance. The invitation for online participation will be issued separately.
Independent Analyst and Consultant at Sobie Aviation
Brendan Sobie has been working in the aviation industry for over 20 years as a writer, analyst and consultant.
Brendan is currently working as an independent analyst and consultant, having established in 2019 the Singapore-based firm Sobie Aviation. He served as chief analyst for CAPA from 2011 to 2019, based in Singapore, and as an editor for Flightglobal from 2000 to 2011, based in the US, Singapore and UK.
He specialized in aviation in Southeast Asia for more than a decade and is a well-known thought leader on aviation topics in Asia Pacific. During the pandemic he has been a frequent author of white papers on the impact on the aviation sector as well as providing media commentaries. Recent papers have been commissioned by the Aviation Studies Institute at the Singapore University of Technology and Design, the Asian Development Bank, Inmarsat and IBS Software.
Brendan also provides strategic advice for a wide range of companies including airports, airlines, aircraft leasing companies, development banks, investment banks, IT suppliers and MRO firms.
Brendan gives frequent presentations and podcasts, is an instructor on aviation courses and is often quoted by the international media. Recent television appearances include Bloomberg and CNBC.