American Airlines CEO Blames Masks For Stagnant Business Travel. Is He Correct?

Speaking during a fourth quarter earnings call last Thursday, outgoing American Airlines CEO Doug Parker linked the incidence of masks to the stagnation of business travel. Parker sees business travel returning when masks are no longer compulsory. But is he right?

American Airlines CEO Blames Masks For Slow Return Of Business Travel

Parker argued:

We need business travel to get back to where it was. It wants to…every time it starts to look like the world’s going to get back to normal, business travel starts ticking up and it starts ticking up pretty quickly – as it did in July,