With talk in some regions turning to how airline markets might open up again as coronavirus cases peak, Graham and Lewis examine the current state of the industry and where it might be heading.

Among the topics considered, they look at Virgin Australia’s demise and the moral hazard faced by governments around helping airlines. Could we see more state-owned carriers in future?

They also discuss how airlines might deal with the demand for social distancing on flights – or, indeed, whether it is an issue carriers can solve.

And they consider which markets might be first to return – in geographic and business-model terms.

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