If airlines keep the middle seat empty due to fears of coronavirus transmission, will air travel become more expensive?

Jacob Passy
If airlines keep the middle seat empty due to fears of coronavirus transmission, will air travel become more expensive?

Airline tickets are cheap right now. You can book roundtrip airfare in August between New York and Los Angeles for $62, according to a search on travel website Kayak (BKNG) For less than $200, you can get round-trip airfare between Miami and dozens of destinations across Latin America and the Caribbean. Airlines have slashed the price of tickets as demand plummeted in the face of the global coronavirus pandemic.