The International Air Transport Association has said airlines are working to overcome passenger fears as the skies slowly reopen to aviation. New research shows the willingness to travel is being tempered by concerns over the risks of catching Covid-19 during air travel.
IATA is promoting a layered approach of measures to reduce the risk of countries importing Covid-19 via air travel and to mitigate the possibility of transmission in cases where people may travel while unknowingly being infected.
The International Air Transport Association has released a new financial outlook for the global aviation sector, showing heavy weather ahead. In total, the body now expects airlines to lose $84.3 billion in 2020, with a net profit margin of -20 per cent.
The International Air Transport Association has released new analysis showing that the damage to air travel from Covid-19 extends into the medium-term, with long-haul and international travel being the most severely impacted.
The International Air Transport Association has called for governments to work with the industry on confidence-boosting measures in the face of an anticipated slow recovery in demand for air travel.
IATA director general Alexandre de Juniac has warned the global aviation sector may face a long road to recovery following the coronavirus pandemic. In his latest remarks he explains the challenges that must be overcome before carriers can return to profitability
In a joint statement with the International Transport Workers’ Federation, the private sector body warned the economic situation facing the aviation industry remained severe.