The International Air Transport Association expects full year 2020 passenger numbers in Africa to reach only 30% of 2019 levels, down significantly from the 45% that was projected in July. This translates to around 45 million travelers compared to 155 million in 2019. Linden Birns from Plane Talking in South Africa and the Public Relations and Media Relations Advisor to IATA Sub-Sahara Africa told Future Media News though that demand is expected to strengthen to 45% of 2019 levels in 2021, reaching close to 70 million travelers within the region.