The most Unprecedented Crisis to Hit Airlines in Aviation History

The most Unprecedented Crisis to Hit Airlines in Aviation History

02 Nov 2020, 14:00 - 15:00

London Travel Week Virtual

John Strickland provides an overview of where the industry is now and what clues are there about its future.

The airline industry has been substantially grounded by the Covid-19 crisis.  In Europe, a brief summer season extending to July and August provided an opportunity for some short haul leisure flights, but frequent changes in quarantine regulations caused confusion and a loss of confidence resulting in demand fizzling out.  

Some parts of the globe have seen a return in domestic travel, but the biggest challenge remains the ongoing grounding of long haul services.  

With winter approaching it is not clear how long this situation will prevail, but while it does, the damage to airlines and the broader travel industry deepens. 

In this interactive session, WTM’s airline industry expert John Strickland will take a look at where the industry is now and what trends are becoming apparent about its future size and shape.  What will it take to get the industry back on track? Which customers will be flying and what kind of airlines, offering which products, will be the survivors?  There will be an opportunity too for your questions so be sure not to miss this session!

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  • John Strickland

    Key Note Speaker


    JLS Consulting

    John Strickland has 38 years of experience in the air transport industry, embracing all the major airline business models and holding senior...

  • Sam Martin


    Exhibition Team

    London Travel Week

    Sam heads up the team running London Travel Week Virtual this year and has spent time working across the WTM Portfolio as part of the marketing, PR...