36 minutes | Apr 3, 2020

'Cash crunch' for airlines as majority of global fleet is grounded

Graham and Lewis talk through the latest developments in the airline industry as the majority of the world’s fleet is grounded amid the coronavirus crisis. They discuss the prospects for carriers facing a cash crunch as revenues dry up – including whether the unprecedented circumstances might prompt consolidation as operators either collapse or merge with rivals. Having recently spoken to serving airline chief executives, Graham and Lewis also highlight the approaches being taken by Etihad and Air Baltic. Graham is then joined by Americas air transport editor Pilar Wolfsteller to discuss developments in the Americas, including tough decisions to be made regarding their future fleets. Airline traffic unlikely to return to pre-crisis levels before start of 2021 https://www.flightglobal.com/strategy/airline-traffic-unlikely-to-return-to-pre-crisis-levels-before-start-of-2021/137654.article Former airline chiefs on government role in airline survival and future shape of sector https://www.flightglobal.com/airlines/former-airline-chiefs-on-government-role-in-airline-survival-and-future-shape-of-sector/137694.article Tough decisions loom for fleets grounded due to coronavirus crisis https://www.flightglobal.com/fleets/tough-decisions-loom-for-fleets-grounded-due-to-coronavirus-crisis/137603.article Asia-Pacific order book haunts crisis-hit airlines, airframers https://www.flightglobal.com/networks/asia-pacific-order-book-haunts-crisis-hit-airlines-airframers/137668.article How Etihad aims to manage through coronavirus crisis grounding https://www.flightglobal.com/strategy/how-etihad-aims-to-manage-through-coronavirus-crisis-grounding/137533.article US carriers race to shrink fleets as nearly 400 near-term aircraft deliveries loom https://www.flightglobal.com/fleets/us-carriers-race-to-shrink-fleets-as-nearly-400-near-term-aircraft-deliveries-loom/137677.article
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