Tuesday January 21 at the Center Pompidou in Paris. Air France-KLM boss Ben Smith presents his wishes to the press, surrounded by his team. Almost no word on the coronavirus. It is that little is known about this new form of pneumonia which appeared in Wuhan in China in December. And its impact on air travel remains very localized. The proof? In January, according to Iata, which unites 290 airlines, world air traffic continued to climb by 2.4%.
Two months have passed during which the virus has spread at lightning speed on all continents, spreading desolation evenly. And everything has changed for this industry. Today, air transport is at a standstill. All over the world, it is only planes nailed to the ground, airports and borders closed, personnel dismissed or unemployed ... " We have never seen in aviation history such border closures, connections, from airports around the world, "said recently
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