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Air tickets prices could rise up to 54% depending on the region if social-distancing measures in the aviation sector are to be introduced warns the International Air Transport Association.

According to International Air Transport Association Director General and CEO, Alexandre de Juniac , when people return to travelling by air,  airlines support a temporarily biosecurity layered approach of passengers wearing face masks as well a masks while on board. Despite accepting the wearing of masks the airlines do not support the social distancing measures that will leave the middle seats empty.

“Airlines are fighting for their survival. Eliminating the middle seat will raise costs. If that can be offset with higher fares, the era of affordable travel will come to an end. On the other hand, if airlines can’t recoup the costs in higher fares, airlines will go bust. Neither is a good option when the world will need strong …