Business travel ‘won’t return to pre-pandemic levels’ says airline chief

Business travel will not return to pre-pandemic levels, the chief executive of a UK airline has said.

Speaking at the Airlines 2021 conference, Loganair boss Jonathan Hinkles, said: “We are looking at a much lower level of business travel. The market will be smaller overall.

“We’ve all moved on to Zoom or Teams and a proportion of that is going to stick.”

He acknowledged that a certain amount of business will still have to be done in person, but maintained that “a proportion of the services sector is not going to revert back to the [business travel] ethos it had”.