Airline travel in the United States fell more than 95 percent in April. Many people stayed at home because they were afraid of getting the highly infectious coronavirus on an airplane or at the airport.
The number of people flying now is still down about 75 percent.
This shows "traveler confidence is increasing in the United States," says Joe Leader. He heads the Airline Passenger Experience Association. But that percentage represents a large drop from the usual "2.5 million passengers" at this time of yearA.
Airline companies have been disinfecting their aircraft, enforcing social distancing rules and requiring passengers to wear facial coverings.
Seth Kaplan follows the aviation industry. He says that as soon as the airlines required face masks, people started flying again.
The airlines are trying to persuade the public that travel is safe.
Airlines for America is a lobbying group representing the interests of large North American airlines. It said in a statement that the airlines are using high-quality air filters to improve the air passengers breath.
Most industry observers believe that airline cleanliness will continue long into the future.
Recently, however, the demand for air travel has begun to slow a little. That is probably because some states have announced travel restrictions1
as coronavirus case numbers in other areas continue rising.
|约束( restriction的名词复数 )； 管制； 制约因素； 带限制性的条件（或规则）
- I found the restrictions irksome. 我对那些限制感到很烦。
- a snaggle of restrictions 杂乱无章的种种限制