When IATA made the initial call to postpone its annual general meeting from June to November, it was with the hope that it may still be possible to hold the Amsterdam event in-person. The second wave of the virus, notably in Europe, dashed any such chances – and with it the wider industry hopes of maintaining this summer’s initial recovery of services through the difficult northern hemisphere winter season.
Now industry leaders meet, still counting the financial cost of the crisis, but looking towards testing and a vaccine as keys to a sustainable return to service.
With a government support package secured and better news on the health outlook, KLM is approaching 2021 on much more ‘solid ground’, according to the airline’s chief executive Pieter Elbers
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The chief executive of the state-owned carrier explains how a ‘financial bazooka’ will help it through the crisis, and how it plans to emerge as a premium airline with a continued focus on Europe-Asia routes
The Covid crisis may have created numerous immediate challenges, but RwandAir chief Yvonne Makolo says the carrier has many reasons for optimism about its long-term future
Strong business in the Kazakh domestic market and an increased focus on point-to-point and leisure routes are key to revamped activity at Air Astana as the global pandemic continues to change the airline market.
The chief executive of South Korean low-cost carrier Jeju Air is focusing on the basics as the airline grapples with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.