Travel at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport remains about half of pre-pandemic levels but as more people get vaccinated, some airlines expect that will change.
Business travelers are responsible for most of American Airlines’ profits — they fly more — and more often fly first class. Jack McCain, state and local government affairs director with American Airlines, said business travel is coming back but won’t likely return to pre-pandemic levels anytime soon.
“I think in the near term we’ll see a boom in leisure travel because people do want to get out and explore and then we will most likely see a longer term and less steep return of business travel,” he said during a webinar hosted by the Greater Phoenix Economic Council.
McCain said American’s Phoenix hub…