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Aviation sector could lose ‘46m jobs globally’

by LLB staff reporter
30th Sep 20 4:50 pm

Due to the impact of the global pandemic on the aviation sector up to “46m jobs” could be lost globally, according to the Air Transport Action Group (ATAG).

ATAG said it is not just jobs in aviation itself that are under threat but also those related through the supply chains across the industry, from tourism to construction.

The total shutdown of the industry which lasted for several months, along with the slow recovery.

Governments who keep the stop/start of reopening air travel through travel restrictions and quarantine measures, means the aviation sector will not recover to pre-Covid-19 levels until at least 2024, ATAG said.

Michael Gill, the group’s executive director said, “Our analysis shows that up to 4.8m jobs in aviation may be lost by the beginning of next year, a 43% reduction from pre-Covid levels.

“When you expand those effects across all the jobs aviation would normally support, 46m jobs are at risk.”

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