(BBC) – The world’s airlines need another $70-$80bn of government support to get through the crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Others bigger companies, such as Thai Airways and South African Airways, have only survived thanks to large government bailouts and support programmes.
He told the BBC: “I think that this will be the new norm that everybody will have to produce a vaccination certificate to board an aeroplane – and not only to board an aeroplane, a lot of countries would require that you be vaccinated before you come to the countries.”
Both airlines want that to happen, because like their rivals they have seen huge drops in passenger numbers since the pandemic began and had to delay the delivery of new aircraft.
When it comes to the problems of the pandemic IATA’s Mr de Juniac says continued cost cutting will also be crucial for all airlines “to be sure that they are able to cope with this very difficult time in which they don’t have their usual revenues”.