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Covid-19 Fears of Travelers – Survey

The public's willingness to travel is being tempered by concerns over the risks of catching the coronavirus during air travel, according to a survey by IATA.

Covid-19: IATA Promotes Alternatives to Avoid Traveler Quarantines

IATA is proposing alternatives that can reduce the risk of importing Covid-19 infections via travel, without imposing quarantine measures on arriving travelers.

Airline Losses in 2020 Expected to Top $84 Billion

Referring to 2020 as "the worst year in the history of aviation", IATA expects the airline industry to lose $84.3 billion due to the Covid-19 crisis.

Protocols for Airports and Airlines post-Covid-19 by WTTC

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has released suggested protocols for airports and airlines to restart in the post Covid-19 world.

Survey: Travelers Say No to Quarantine Measures on Arrival

Post-Covid-19 quarantine measures on arrival would further damage confidence in air travel, according to a survey by IATA.

Covid-19: IATA Says No to Leaving Airlines’ Middle Seats Empty

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) says it does not support mandating Covid-19 social distancing measures that would leave the middle seats of air carriers empty.

Passengers will Not Return to the Skies Immediately after Covid-19, Says IATA

Economic and safety concerns will delay the return of passengers to air travel after the Covid-19 pandemic, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) says.

US Airlines to Get $25 billion Coronavirus Payroll Bailout

Ten coronavirus-hit US airlines have tentatively agreed to a 25-billion-dollar injection to help them meet payroll needs through to September.

Covid-19 May Deliver $314bn Blow to Airline Revenues, Says IATA

Airline passenger revenues may drop by $314 billion in 2020 due to the Covid-19 crisis, according to an updated analysis by IATA.

IATA Chief: Quick Coordinated Action Key to Airlines’ Recovery

IATA CEO Alexandre de Juniac has underlined the challenges for the “next day” after the coronavirus, which includes adapting the airline industry to post-Covid-19 realities.

Global Air Passenger Traffic Sees Steepest Decline Since 9/11, Says IATA

Global air passenger traffic in February 2020 experienced its steepest decline in demand since 9/11, according to IATA.

Travel Agents: IATA Flexible on BSP Payments but Picks Vouchers Over Refunds

IATA’s CEO explains to travel agents the association's “flexible approach” to BSP payments, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and informs that it considers travel vouchers as "the best answer" instead of ticket refunds.

IATA: Covid-19 Travel Bans a Threat to Airline Cash Reserves

Airlines may burn through $61 billion of their cash reserves during the second quarter ending 30 June 2020, if governments do not step in with aid, says IATA.

Global Airline Capacity Nosedives Hit by Coronavirus Outbreak

In the last seven days some 20 million scheduled seats were cut by airlines globally, according to OAG Aviation Worldwide.

European Commission Looks to Keep Air Cargo Flowing

The European Commission has issued guidance to support air cargo operations - including vital shipments of medicines and medical equipment - during the coronavirus crisis.

IATA: Air Transport Industry to Receive Deeper Revenue Hit by Covid-19

The passenger revenues of the air transport industry for 2020 could plummet $252 billion or 44% below 2019’s figure due to the Covid-19 pandemic, according to IATA's new estimate.

IATA: Airlines will Need Emergency Aid Up to $200bn

Emergency aid of up to $200 billion is required for airlines due to the evaporation of air travel demand caused by Covid-19, says IATA.

Air Cargo is Essential in Fight Against Covid-19, Says IATA

Air cargo operations should be excluded from any Covid-19-related travel restrictions to ensure life-saving medical products can be transported without disruptions, says IATA.

Over 185,000 Passenger Flights Cancelled Since Late January

Over 185,000 passenger flights have been cancelled since the end of January in response to government travel restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to IATA.

IATA Warns Covid-19 Travel Bans Will Have Broad Repercussions

Government decisions restricting travel due to the coronavirus pandemic may lead to adverse economic repercussions, IATA warns.