How aviation is coping with coronavirus: Business Extra podcast

The National's aviation correspondent Deena Kamel outlines the industry's response so far

Globally, airlines and the people working in the aviation industry are in urgent need of support as the coronavirus pandemic grounds flights and closes borders.

It will take hundreds of billions of dollars but that still may not be enough to stop many failing. In the UAE, the industry is saying it is resilient enough to cope.

“As a global network airline, we find ourselves in a situation where we cannot viably operate passenger services until countries re-open their borders, and travel confidence returns,” Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed, Emirates Group chairman and chief executive, said this week. But he vowed: “I’m confident that Emirates can tackle this challenge and come out stronger."

The National's assistant editor in chief, Mustafa Alrawi and Kelsey Warner, future editor, are joined by aviation correspondent Deena Kamel.

In this episode

The aviation industry and Coronavirus (0m 44s) What is Boeing and Airbus doing? (10m 08s) What is happening in the US? (13m 32s) Headlines (19m 09s)

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