A survey conducted by Xenophon Analytics in Washington DC, which consisted of 200,000 opt-in frequent flyers across the USA, estimates that 60% of them will catch a flight within the next 6 months. Of these, 63% are planning on personal travel while 10% will be travelling for business and 27% will be travelling for both. For the ones travelling for pleasure, 2/3 of them will be taking a holiday or vacation and 1/3 will be attending an event such as graduations, weddings or anniversaries. This poll, conducted with the firms’ Frequent Flyer Database was done between May 28 through June 18, and the margin of error is +/- 2%. The majority of participants ranked high their expectations of social distancing, face masks for crews and passengers, availability of hand sanitizer, good aircraft disinfection procedures, and an increase in the use of touchless technology.
David Fuscus, the President of Xenophon Strategies has said this on the matter: “Large numbers of air passengers are ready to begin flying again, which is good news for the airline industry. Over the past four months, global aviation has been devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic with fewer flyers, job cuts, grounded aeroplanes, and deferred or cancelled aircraft orders.”⠀