- ACI and IATA call for urgent industry-wide support to underpin the recovery
- 46 million jobs are at risk caused by the COVID-19 crisis including the travel and tourism sector which relies on aviation
The Airports Council International (ACI) World and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) on Tuesday reinforced the urgent call meeting with governments to use testing as a means to safely re-open borders and re-establish global connectivity and to prevent the systemic collapse of the aviation industry with non-debt generating
46 million jobs are at risk due to Coronavirus
The Air Transport Action Group (ATAG) estimates that 46 million jobs are at risk because of the loss of connectivity caused by the COVID-19 crisis. The vast majority of these (41.2 million jobs) are in the travel and tourism sector which relies on aviation. The remainder (4.8 million jobs) are spread across direct employment in aviation, including airports and airlines
Safely re-opening borders without quarantine by using a coordinated approach to testing would boost the entire economy and be a revenue lifeline for airlines and airports.