International Air Transport Association head discusses turbulent times in the industry amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
Governments are at a crossroads as a second COVID-19 wave threatens more travel restrictions in many countries.
The airline industry has been devastated as airports shut down, entire fleets are grounded and pilots, cabin crew and support staff are sent home or made redundant. And the losses continue to soar. World leaders have injected approximately $160bn into struggling carriers, but that may just be a temporary solution. So what will it take to prevent the crash of the airline industry? Alexandre de Juniac, the director-general and CEO of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), talks to Al Jazeera.