Tony Concil speaks to Dr David Heymann, an infectious disease epidemiologist and public health expert, about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on travel and the possible future outcomes.

The airline industry is expected to remain cash negative throughout 2021. New estimates for cash burn are in the $75–$95 billion range.

IATA is partnering with the government of the Republic of Panama and Copa Airlines to trial IATA Travel Pass.

Thursday 28th January 2021

The latest Aviation: Benefit Beyond Borders report makes clear the devastating impact the coronavirus pandemic has had on the air transport industry.

IATA’s Director General and CEO, Alexandre de Juniac, has stressed that the industry’s situation is still perilous and called the pace of progress in reopening borders “frustrating.”

Inflight COVID-19 transmission is extremely rare. Since the start of 2020, there have been 44 confirmed or possible cases of COVID-19 associated with a flight. Over the same period, some 1.2 billion passengers have traveled. That equates to one case...

African aviation’s recovery will be weaker than expected, according to IATA, and reach just 30% of 2019 levels.

IATA estimates that global airline passenger traffic will not return to pre-COVID-19 levels until 2024, a year later than previously projected. Given the significant impact the pandemic has had on the travel industry, many airlines must make the...

Airports Council International (ACI) World and IATA called for governments to use testing as a means to safely re-open borders and re-establish global connectivity. They must also prevent the systemic collapse of the aviation industry with non-debt...