Some 67 percent of travellers think that air travel is the safest mode of transportation in the country amid the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic.
The finding was revealed in a consumer survey conducted on September 1-25 by the premier travel and tourism publication of the country- The Bangladesh Monitor.Bangladesh Monitor Editor Kazi Wahidul Alam disclosed the survey results through a virtual meeting on Wednesday.
A total of 3,452 travellers took part in the online survey. Of the total respondents, 87percent are from the business profession, 10 percent service, and 3 percent of students.
Around 37.7 percent travellers feel that restoring passengers’ confidence is the biggest challenge for airlines at the moment whilst 33.5 percent feel it is maintaining health and hygiene and 28.8percent think travel restrictions, find the survey. About 49.9percent of respondents feel that high cost is the biggest concern of air travel in Bangladesh at this moment, while 31.4percent consider personal safety and 18.7percent consider protocols at the airports are major concerns.
A 57percent travellers feel that health and hygiene standard by the local airlines are perfect, while 30.7percent consider it satisfactory and the rest 12.3percent termed it as not so well.
As regards to purpose of air travel within the country, 35.8percent respondents say they will travel for business purpose only at this time, while 30.5percent for leisure and 33.7percent for family purpose. Among the regular travellers in the domestic sectors, 32.9percent have already undertaken air travel, while 41.6percent consider traveling in the next three months. However, 25.5percent of respondents have no plan to travel by air within this year.