IATA: New Zealand to experience 38% pax demand impact from coronavirus in 2020

6 April, 2020

IATA forecast (03-Apr-2020) the following impacts on New Zealand's aviation sector in 2020 due to the coronavirus outbreak:

  • Change in passenger demand: -38% year-on-year;
  • Passenger demand impact: -9.77 million origin-destination passengers;
  • Potential jobs losses: 128,300.

The predictions are based on a scenario where severe restrictions on travel are lifted after three months, followed by gradual recovery. [more - original PR]