Dayton leisure venues stay up for elevated capability for indoor, out of doors performances

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Officials from Dayton Live and Levitt Pavilion both said the state’s increase in audience capacity was long awaited. Although capacity is limited, they already have plans to make the most of it.

“We are hopeful and extremely optimistic,” said Lisa Wagner, Executive Director of the Levitt Pavilion.

Live music will return too Levitt Pavilion 12th of June.

“We need live music now more than ever and we can’t wait to bring our community back together, but we’re naturally focusing on safety,” said Wagner.

Wagner said they are in a good position financially to reopen this summer.

The venue will have a cast of 40 concerts and they are currently working on plans to socially distance the outdoor venue and 30% capacity utilization.

“It may not be like 2019, but that’s fine, we will still do it and we will still have live music,” said Wagner.

Dayton Live have already opened some of their seats to the live audience this winter. They were previously limited to 15% capacity.

“For the most part, we’re running maybe 5% of what we normally would, but we see a lot of hope on the horizon,” said Ty Sutton, President and CEO of Dayton Live.

While increasing capacity to 25% is a start, Sutton said struggling indoor venues will take more than that to survive the pandemic.

“I have to say Ohio has been very helpful with dollars and that kind of support, but it’s time we have real conversation,” said Sutton.

Dayton Live plans to fully reopen theaters this fall, according to Sutton.

County commissioner needs to extend capability limits for public gatherings, reside leisure occasions

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – A Clark County official is pushing for COVID-19 restrictions to be relaxed.

The proposal would increase the capacity limits for public gatherings and live entertainment to 50%. It is currently 25%.

County Commissioner Marilyn Kirkpatrick said the plan was based on recommendations from health officials and the recent decline in COVID cases and hospitalization rates.

The proposal will be forwarded to the state’s COVID-19 Damage Control and Management Task Force, and then to Governor Sisolak for review.

“What we want to do is get back to where we were before the break so we can start getting people back to work with the possibility of more kids going back to school. It will begin to bring life back to our community. I’m looking for everything, ”Kirkpatrick said.

It depends on the COVID numbers, but the commissioner is hoping that capacity limits will be increased by March 1st.

Indian airline IndiGo expects to achieve pre-Covid capability by end-2021

SINGAPORE – India’s low-cost airline IndiGo may struggle with its international operations, but the division could fully recover by the end of the year, the airline’s chief executive told CNBC this week.

Ronojoy Dutta from IndiGo, which is operated by InterGlobe Aviationsaid the split between domestic and international segments for the airline was a “story of two cities”.

The domestic recovery has been strong, while the overseas recovery has brought “all the challenges of Covid and testing and quarantine,” he told CNBC “Street Signs Asia” On Monday.

The country last week extended a ban on international commercial passenger flights until the end of February. Local trips were allowed to resume in May.

IndiGo is a low cost airline that mainly operates domestic flights India’s largest passenger airline.

Aircraft operated by Go Airlines Ltd. and IndiGo, a unit operated by InterGlobe Aviation, will be on display at Terminal 3 of Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi, India on Sunday, June 28, 2020.

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“We’re only struggling with 28% of our capacity from Covid,” he said of international flights. However, domestic activities have reached 80% of the prepandemic level.

“I think we should reach 100% inland capacity by April at the latest,” Dutta predicted. “Internationally will open more slowly, but by the end of the calendar year 2021 we should also be at the level before Covid internationally.”

This forecast is more optimistic than other airline executives. Tony Fernandes, CEO of AirAsia, told CNBC Passenger capacity is unlikely to reach pre-coronavirus levels by 2023.

Emirates President Tim Clark said in November The airline aims to return to profitability in 2022.

“Growth opportunities”

IndiGos Dutta also sees the airline’s prospects as positive after the end of the coronavirus situation.

“Once the pandemic crisis is behind us, we see many growth opportunities,” he said.

He said India has very little air traffic penetration and there will be “a large amount of pent-up demand” when the economy recovers.

“Is international [an] even brighter picture, “he said, adding that profit margins are higher for international flights.

Dutta said he sees “plenty of room for growth” in traveling to and from countries within a six- to seven-hour flight from India such as Russia, Egypt, Malaysia and China.

“We are very excited about these growth prospects and, as you know, there is a major fleet expansion coming up,” he said. “I just itches to come and see until 2022 [to] continues to grow rapidly. “

– CNBC’s Saheli Roy Choudhury, Dan Murphy and Emma Graham contributed to this report.