Manpower shortage casts shadow on post-pandemic airline recovery in Asia-Pacific

Manpower shortages are proving a key hurdle for airlines in Asia-Pacific. PHOTO: REUTERS
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NEW DELHI - In July, airlines in the Asia-Pacific region crossed a significant milestone.

They flew 11.3 million international passengers that month, according to the Association of Asia-Pacific Airlines (AAPA), surpassing the 10-million mark for the first time since February 2020 when the Covid-19 pandemic upended the global travel market.

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