Five leaders of competing airlines participated recentlyin a Zoom webinar, “Impacts and Forecasts of the Airline Industry,” to discuss various logistics of trans-Pacific travel . During the 90-minute webinar, panelists discussed the economic hardship and several logistical changes the COVID-19 pandemic has caused. officials saying Overall, in the industry, domestic aviation and traffic remains down 70%. We project to have a slower recovery than Sept. 11, 2001, when we saw a 30% decline in air travelers.