Airlines plan for the future of air travel: Better fuel economy and smaller capacity planes are leading the way Published March 24, 2021
The changing landscape of passenger air travel combined with COVID-19 restrictions have left airlines scrambling to find profitable pathways to move forward. One casualty of the pandemic and reduced travelling is large commercial aircraft, like the A380. These large capacity planes have proven difficult to fill, costly to maintain, and carry with them environmental impacts that are challenging to mitigate. Is the future of passenger air travel smaller planes that are more fuel efficient?