The COVID-19 pandemic has already proved devastating for people, businesses, societies and economies around the globe. Whilst many industries have been hard-hit, it is undeniable that global aviation is majorly affected and has entered a deep-freeze in terms of the passenger services provided by airlines. Meanwhile, further to repatriation and emergency flights, air cargo flights continue to operate to ensure critical supplies are distributed across the world, reinforcing the importance of maintaining continuity in air traffic services despite the drop in passenger traffic.
In this paper, we explore some of the key areas which airlines, airports and ANSPs may wish to focus on to adapt to the ‘new normal’ over the next six to 24 months. As the situation is evolving, this is a first view, and so we look forward to hearing your thoughts. Over the coming weeks, we will update our channels with further insights, sharing with you our thoughts on how to support aviation stakeholders on their road to timely and sustainable business recovery.