The Covid-19 pandemic has shaken economic structures worldwide. Logistic chains were suddenly interrupted, national and international passenger flows came to a standstill. The effect for the global aviation sector is easy to guess. Airlines, airports and all dependent suppliers fell back to a small fraction of the normal activity level for a long time.
But this is not the first major crisis to hit the aviation industry in this century. Everyone still remembers fully the attacks in the United States of September 11, 2001, the financial and economic crisis of 2008-2009 and the Icelandic volcanic eruption under the Eyjafjallajökull glacier in April 2010. The aviation sector was hit hard every time, but at the same time it learned a lot.
But this Covid-19 pandemic was completely different from previous crises and it lasted much longer. It is no shock now where the traditional recovery tools can be applied. Covid-19 has undoubtedly eroded the underlying foundations of the economic structures that feed the aviation industry. Future demand for air transport will be different, both in terms of passengers and freight. Not everyone was a loser in the industry, by the way, with the owners of Full Freight aircraft doing golden business during the pandemic as a big example.
Airobs has the interdisciplinary knowledge to deliver the necessary knowledge for every aviation actor to develop its own specific post-covid-19 strategies.