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    How airlines in Europe, Asia-Pacific and Latin America are impacted by the crisis

    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.

    • 21 min
    What will the airline industry look like when flying restarts?

    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.

    Read more on FlightGlobal's website:

    Rather than solving social distancing, airlines face a waiting game
    https://www.flightglobal.com/strategy/rather-than-solving-social-distancing-airlines-face-a-waiting-game/138044.article

    US carriers tap relief funding as crisis deepens
    https://www.flightglobal.com/strategy/us-carriers-tap-relief-funding-as-crisis-deepens/137920.article

    European carriers face long haul through coronavirus crisis
    https://www.flightglobal.com/strategy/european-carriers-face-long-haul-through-coronavirus-crisis/137892.article

    Air freight market goes into overdrive
    https://www.flightglobal.com/networks/air-freight-market-goes-into-overdrive/137993.article

    Early retirements in crises: a new normal?
    https://www.flightglobal.com/airlines/early-retirements-in-crises-a-new-normal/137910.article

    Adapting to coronavirus means removing its power to frighten
    https://www.flightglobal.com/flight-international-opinion/adapting-to-coronavirus-means-removing-its-power-to-frighten/137940.article

    Grounded commercial aircraft around the world – in pictures
    https://www.flightglobal.com/fleets/grounded-commercial-aircraft-around-the-world-in-pictures/138014.article

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

    '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

    • 35 min
    Airlines ground fleets as IATA gives latest impact assessment

    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’
    https://www.flightglobal.com/strategy/airline-coronavirus-story-could-go-from-apocalypse-now-to-the-big-short/137523.article

    Airline passenger revenues to fall $252 billion in 2020 amid coronavirus: IATA
    https://www.flightglobal.com/strategy/airline-passenger-revenues-to-fall-252-billion-in-2020-amid-coronavirus-iata/137491.article

    China’s domestic airline market 'may be at turning point': IATA
    https://www.flightglobal.com/strategy/chinas-domestic-airline-market-may-be-at-turning-point-iata/137496.article

    How coronavirus could impact airliner fleets across the globe
    https://www.flightglobal.com/fleets/how-coronavirus-could-impact-airliner-fleets-across-the-globe/137311.article

    Wizz warns full grounding a ‘distinct possibility’ as low-cost carriers pare back
    https://www.flightglobal.com/strategy/wizz-warns-full-grounding-a-distinct-possibility-as-low-cost-carriers-pare-back/137478.article

    Week of 16 March in review: North American carriers reel from coronavirus fallout
    https://www.flightglobal.com/air-transport/week-of-16-march-in-review-north-american-carriers-reel-from-coronavirus-fallout/137452.article

    All tunnel, no light for Asia-Pacific airlines
    https://www.flightglobal.com/airlines/all-tunnel-no-light-for-asia-pacific-airlines/137393.article

    • 23 min
    Airlines reel from coronavirus impact, plus latest on Boeing 737 Max

    Airlines reel from coronavirus impact, plus latest on Boeing 737 Max

    Join executive editor Graham Dunn and managing editor Lewis Harper as they discuss the impact of the coronavirus, which has been described by IATA as a “crisis” for the airline industry.
    Graham and Lewis consider markets across the world, including Italy’s, which has joined those in Asia and elsewhere in feeling a strong impact from the outbreak.
    They also look at IATA’s latest estimates for the virus’s economic impact
    They then consider the recent collapses of Air Italy and Flybe – including the environmental dimension to any government intervention to rescue operators.
    Finally, Graham is joined by FlightGlobal’s Americas bureau chief Jon Hemmerdinger to discuss the latest on the Boeing 737 Max programme.

    Read more on the stories discussed:

    IATA flags up to $113 billion revenue hit from coronavirus ‘crisis’
    https://www.flightglobal.com/airlines/iata-flags-up-to-113-billion-revenue-hit-from-coronavirus-crisis/137101.article

    Cathay flags ‘substantial loss’ for first half of 2020
    https://www.flightglobal.com/airlines/cathay-flags-substantial-loss-for-first-half-of-2020/137182.article

    Why strong Ryanair and Wizz February traffic offers few clues to coronavirus impact
    https://www.flightglobal.com/strategy/why-strong-ryanair-and-wizz-february-traffic-offers-few-clues-to-coronavirus-impact/137055.article

    Which airlines are most exposed to mainland China amid the coronavirus?
    https://www.flightglobal.com/strategy/which-airlines-are-most-exposed-to-mainland-china-amid-the-coronavirus/136473.article

    Spirited Flybe fails to conjure another great escape
    https://www.flightglobal.com/airlines/spirited-flybe-fails-to-conjure-another-great-escape/137105.article

    Coronavirus downturn raises questions about demand for new passenger jets
    https://www.flightglobal.com/airframers/coronavirus-downturn-raises-questions-about-demand-for-new-passenger-jets/137130.article

    Boeing’s new leaders may have what it takes to lead turnaround: analysts
    https://www.flightglobal.com/airframers/boeings-new-leaders-may-have-what-it-takes-to-lead-turnaround-analysts/137042.article

    Congress slams Boeing and FAA for alleged 737 Max failures
    https://www.flightglobal.com/airframers/congress-slams-boeing-and-faa-for-alleged-737-max-failures/137131.article

    • 38 min
    Airlines grapple with coronavirus impact

    Airlines grapple with coronavirus impact

    The new edition of the Airline Business podcast is now available.
    Join executive editor Graham Dunn and managing editor Lewis Harper as they discuss a tough – and, at times, perplexing – start to the year for airlines.
    If the industry thought it was getting some respite from a challenging first couple of weeks in 2020, fortunes quickly dipped again as the impact of the coronavirus began to be felt by airlines in China and beyond.
    At the same time, however, fuel prices are helpfully low, and a moderating of capacity growth continues to benefit the yield environment.
    Graham and Lewis also discuss the latest happenings at ailing UK carrier Flybe, and the strategy behind LOT Polish Airline’s purchase of German leisure carrier Condor.

    Airlines cut back China flights as WHO declares coronavirus a global emergency
    https://www.flightglobal.com/airlines/airlines-cut-back-china-flights-as-who-declares-coronavirus-a-global-emergency/136458.article

    Which airlines are most exposed to mainland China amid the coronavirus?
    https://www.flightglobal.com/strategy/which-airlines-are-most-exposed-to-mainland-china-amid-the-coronavirus/136473.article

    What does LOT’s purchase of Condor mean for Europe’s airline market?
    https://www.flightglobal.com/strategy/what-does-lots-purchase-of-condor-mean-for-europes-airline-market/136377.article

    Ryanair renews attack on Flybe rescue deal
    https://www.flightglobal.com/strategy/ryanair-renews-attack-on-flybe-rescue-deal/136399.article

    • 36 min

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I quite enjoy this podcast, relevant content and use of industry professionals. I understand the podcast is trying to determine how often they should release a new episode. My suggestion, just release as needed. Sometimes podcasts fill space with ramblings just to release an episode every week. Keep the focus on quality over quantity. Would be interested to hear more issues related to air freight carrier too. Great channel, highly recommended for industry professionals and enthusiasts.

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