The latest flight schedules, published today, provide a brilliant insight into how the world’s largest carriers see the year panning out; not just the top ten but with the addition of carriers from China and Singapore.
Especially it is important to know:
✓ how pessimistic are they about their business in the immediate future; realism is a different question
✓ are they planning for a vaccination recovery and if so when?
There is no consensus and in some cases there might be a lack of candour/rigour.
Last year it was the case that the majority of carriers simply gave up on their published flight schedules. This year the data is better: readers will apply their own judgement.