More than eight in 10 passengers (83 per cent) feel confident flying again, a significant rise from just one in ten (10 per cent) this time last year, according to Inmarsat’s latest passenger experience survey.

The poll consulted more than 11,000 people worldwide who have travelled by air in the past 12 months.

Despite ongoing travel challenges, confidence in air travel has returned in full force, the survey found.

This is true across the globe, with Brazil and Saudi Arabia (90 per cent) the most confident, the UK close to average (81 per cent), and South Korea (53 per cent) the least.

More than three quarters (77 per cent) said that inflight Wi-Fi is important to them when they travel – up from just 55 per cent in the first survey in 2018.

This growth was most pronounced in the Middle East, as 94 per cent and 92 per cent of passengers from Saudi Arabia and the UAE, respectively, say Wi-Fi is important in the air.

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