Airlines in Europe are set to lose $21.5 billion in 2020, with passenger demand declining by over 50%, a research from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has shown.
IATA seeks to get government action in two priority areas: A coordinated restart of air travel (including the elimination of quarantine) and operating rules based on the health guidance set down by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and at European level by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the European Centre for Disease Control (ECDC).
IATA seeks to get government action in two priority areas:
Continued financial and regulatory support, particularly direct financial aid, an extension of the waiver to the 80-20 slot rule, and relief from taxes and charges.
The latest assessment from IATA Economics shows that the outlook at the national level has worsened for major aviation markets in Europe since April.
A coordinated restart
The measures, including more thorough and frequent cleaning, and the wearing of face masks, further reduce the already low risk of transmission on board. Other measures, such as airport screening where appropriate, discouraging symptomatic passengers from traveling, and safe destination protocols, can also reduce the role of aviation as a potential source of international re-infection, and render quarantine unnecessary.