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Uncertainties prevail after bleak Q2 results season
Graham and Lewis discuss a bleak financial results season, as airlines count the costs of a ruinous April-June period while grappling with a bumpier-than-expected comeback in the current quarter.
The dynamics playing out in global markets are also examined, including the recovery mismatches in domestic and international sectors, the challenges presented by the ending of government support schemes, and the retrenchment of the traditional network carriers.
They also discuss the European Commission’s pending decision on a winter waiver for the 80:20 slot rule at the region’s airports, and the impact that could have on the ambitions of industry disruptors.
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Asia-Pacific airlines temper optimism with caution - but for how long?
Wizz cements Gatwick ambitions by opening new base
Airline slot waivers need strict conditions: ACI World chief
Airlines urgently need winter waiver decision: IATA slots chief
Air cargo decline narrows in June but market ‘exceptionally challenging’
US airlines brace for further volatility in second half of 2020
What challenges do airlines face as they return to the skies?
As airlines begin to ramp up operations, Graham and Lewis discuss the demand situation and the likely pitfalls ahead.
They consider whether low passenger confidence in the safety of travel is likely to dampen demand, and how the progress of the virus is a critical factor in the shape of the recovery.
They also discuss the safety of airports and aircraft, and the particular challenges facing the major regions.
European carriers put emphasis on reach in short-haul return
Layoffs expected when pay support ends for US carriers
Assessing government support for Asia-Pacific carriers
By the numbers: coronavirus effect on the global fleet
How airlines in Europe, Asia-Pacific and Latin America are impacted by the crisis
Airlines begin cutting their fleets in earnest, Latin America's biggest carrier heads into restructuring and Asia-Pacific operators grapple with how to kick-start services.
What will the airline industry look like when flying restarts?
With talk in some markets 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 - particularly in geographic terms.
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Grounded commercial aircraft around the world – in pictures
'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
Former airline chiefs on government role in airline survival and future shape of sector
Tough decisions loom for fleets grounded due to coronavirus crisis
Asia-Pacific order book haunts crisis-hit airlines, airframers
How Etihad aims to manage through coronavirus crisis grounding
US carriers race to shrink fleets as nearly 400 near-term aircraft deliveries loom
Airlines ground fleets as IATA gives latest impact assessment
Graham and Lewis talk through the latest figures and thoughts from IATA as airlines across the world ground their fleets in response to the coronavirus outbreak.
Graham is then joined by Asia-Pacific bureau chief Greg Waldron to talk through the specific impact on markets in that region – including some potentially positive developments in China.
Read more of our coverage on flightglobal.com:
Airline coronavirus story could go from ‘Apocalypse Now’ to ‘The Big Short’
Airline passenger revenues to fall $252 billion in 2020 amid coronavirus: IATA
China’s domestic airline market 'may be at turning point': IATA
How coronavirus could impact airliner fleets across the globe
Wizz warns full grounding a ‘distinct possibility’ as low-cost carriers pare back
Week of 16 March in review: North American carriers reel from coronavirus fallout
All tunnel, no light for Asia-Pacific airlines
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