8 challenges facing airlines as industry restarts

We highlight eight areas to keep an eye on as commercial aviation readies for a post-pandemic return to the skies

The sudden halt imposed by COVID-19 hit civil aviators incredibly hard. In April 2020, two-thirds of the global commercial aviation fleet sat idle, while passenger traffic was down 90% year-on-year. Now, in summer 2021, the aviation industry is slowly rebounding, led by recovering domestic travel in larger nations, such as the United States and China.

As more aircraft return to the skies, a new report from aviation insurer Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) suggests some of the unique challenges the sector could face as the industry restarts operations. Here, we look at eight possible trends to watch...

1. ‘Rusty’ pilots

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