A six-month outlook for the top ten domestic air travel markets is showing a confidence in consumers to return to the skies - at least in terms of heading to destinations in their own countries.
Data provided by ForwardKeys indicates that in Russia, for example, issued tickets as of January 1 this year for travel within the country are already at 77% of 2020's level.
Other strong markets include Mexico (66%) and Brazil (57%) - the latter being the third most badly hit country in the world for confirmed cases.
Countries with a lukewarm start to domestic bookings this year include Canada (19%), Indonesia (15%) and Japan (14%), ForwardKeys says.
The U.S. is currently tracking at around a third of total domestic tickets from 2020, with India at a similar level (37%).
The Chinese domestic air market, which was one of the first to bounce back following mass lockdown measures in early-2020, is likely to rebound even further, according to ForwardKeys.
"The situation may improve as last-minute bookings have been one of the key features, with most tickets issued up to four days before travelling in China," says Nan Dai, China expert at ForwardKeys.