European low-cost airline Wizz Air plans to resume flights out of Vienna from May 1, Deputy Chief Executive Stephen Jones said in comments reported by Austrian news agency APA on Friday.
Jones told reporters the airline intended to offer connections to 20 destinations including Milan, Valencia and Tel Aviv despite widespread travel restrictions introduced because of the coronavirus pandemic, APA reported.
This announcement comes as 40% of people surveyed by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) anticipate a return to travel in six months or more, while 60% say they can wait one to two months of containment of the COVID-19 pandemic.
69% indicated that they could delay a return to travel until their personal financial situation stabilizes.
Early indications of the cautious return-to-travel behavior are seen in the domestic markets of China and Australia, where new coronavirus infection rates have fallen to very low levels.