How does an industry that’s barely 100 years old handle a once-in-a-century pandemic? Airline and aviation industry leaders at the inaugural Skift Aviation Forum Thursday had a few ideas.
Earlier this year, airlines were on track to have one of their best years ever, building on several years of record-setting profits. And then the pandemic struck. Now, after several months of teetering on the edge, airlines have more clarity on their near-term future, and the picture isn’t pretty, although executives expressed hope that they see a way through.
Leisure and Family-visit travel will lead the recovery
Over the summer, after...