Wednesday 30 September, 2020

COVID-19 & the aviation industry: What to know and what to expect

In the not too distant future, instead of buying a snack from your flight attendant, you may be purchasing a fresh face mask.

That is just one of the scenarios that Rian Codrington, lecturer in Aviation Economics at the University of the West Indies, sees as a possibility, as airlines find ways to adjust to their own ‘new normal’ coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Codrington was speaking to Loop News about the aviation industry and COVID-19 – how the pandemic has impacted airlines and other travel-related businesses, what changes passengers can expect as flights resume around the world, how government bailouts and other government intervention in the airline industry might hurt or help the sector and whether COVID-19 means cheaper or more expensive air travel for passengers.

According to Codrington, there’s no clear, one-size-fits-all approach to how airlines and other businesses within the travel industry are going to recover from the massive economic fallout that has come because of closed borders and halted flights around the world.

Check out what he had to say in this one on one interview with Loop News

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