What future do airlines have? Three experts discuss
This article first published in The Conversation highlights how airlines face an unprecedented international crisis in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) estimates that the global industry will lose US $252 billion in 2020. Many airlines are cutting up to 90% of their flight capacity. Some climate activists have welcomed the emptied skies, pointing to the dramatic fall in carbon emissions. But others worry that the bounce back and attempts to take back some of the losses might mean that an opportunity for fundamental, sustained change may be missed.