During the COVID-19 epidemic, air traffic was completely halted. Carriers cut staff, grounded aircraft, and suffered huge financial losses. The US federal government had to step in
and help them out financially. Tens of thousands of people were ultimately laid off as a result of the layoffs, and they also received government assistance.
Despite the risks of the virus spreading, people's desire to travel by air swiftly resurfaced. The business of airlines has resumed.
The trickle of traffic that was initially there suddenly became a deluge. The holiday season was especially prosperous.
Early this year, domestic and international travel matched pre-pandemic levels.
The airlines were taken off guard. To handle the volume rebound, they were unable to bring back enough aircraft, pilots, cabin crew, reservation staff, and engineers.