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TRAVEL: COVID-19: How clean is the air on planes – National Geographic

   HOW CLEAN IS THE AIR ON PLANES?

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 – National Geographic

       

PHOTOGRAPH BY JEFFREY GROENEWEG AND HOLLANDSE HOOG, REDUX

By George StoneTRAVEL Executive Editor

How do you measure pandemic pessimism among travelers? The evidence is in the air—or not in the air, to be precise. At the pandemic’s peak in the U.S., there was a 96 percent reduction in air travelers; this figure shifted to a 73 percent reduction by mid-summer. According to a poll of transportation engineers, air travel figures in the U.S. are predicted to remain at 50–70 percent capacity a year from now.
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