Association of Asia Pacific Airlines DG Subhas Menon said consumer sentiments have been on the rise following the deployment of vaccines that has largely started a few months ago.

However, he said the recovery will be slow mainly due to inequity in the distribution and deployment of vaccines.

“A few countries have moved very fast with respect to vaccines, but the majority of the countries in the world are actually lagging,” Menon said at the Airbus Malaysia Connect webinar yesterday.

In the Asia Pacific, he said Singapore is racing ahead with almost a third of its population already receiving both of the required injections, but the rest of the region including major markets, such as China and India, are falling behind. Read more