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Air Traffic Seen Back to Normal by June on China Rebound

  • Lessor Avolon says Beijing u-turn is set to spur global travel
  • Boeing also upbeat, but Udvar-Hazy sees some breaks on growth
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China’s reopening to international travel could propel global air traffic back to pre-pandemic levels as soon as June, one of the world’s leading aircraft-leasing firms predicts.

Avolon Holdings, the world’s second-largest jet lessor, said Monday that the aviation sector “is set to thrive in 2023,” with Asia driving the rebound from years of Covid-19 disruption after Europe and North America did so last year.