As every Sunday, we will give you an overview of what has happened during the week in the Travel industry.
Travel industry news 4th week April / 1st week May 2020
US Passenger Numbers Beginning To Rise Again
TSA screened a record low of 87,534 passengers in mid April. Since then, passenger count has increased, on April 30th it went up to 154,695 screenings. As passenger numbers start to rise, airlines start to make it mandatory to wear face masks.
However, usually at this time in the year, TSA counts over 2,000,000 passengers, so it's still a long way to go.
Some had stay-at-home orders that expired in the last few days, giving some people the opportunity to return home if necessary. However, tourist travel remains highly discouraged and shuttered until now.
Wind pushes Dreamliner in Airbus A350
A strong storm hit Doha Hamad International on Thursday April, 30. The Airport temporarily ceased operations as gusts of wind swept over the apron of over 100 kilometers an hour.
A Qatar Airways Dreamliner managed to break free from the brake chocks and was slowly but steadily pushed towards an A350 by the wind. His nose then collided with the other plane's belly. The aircraft were also only slightly damaged.