Aviation prepares for more turbulence after a rocky year

IATA spokesperson calls 2020 ‘the biggest crisis in aviation history’, with airlines expected to lose $84.3 billion

Twelve months ago, the landscape for the aviation sector was drastically different to what it is now.

While there were controversies like the Boeing 737 Max groundings and criticisms over the industry’s impact on climate change, in late 2019 the demand for commercial air travel remained high.

In 2020, the scene has been upended. The Covid-19 crisis and the lockdowns and travel restrictions that come with it have left airports deserted and airlines and aviation ...