Coronavirus and aviation: Why is air cargo grounded when the world needs it most?

Airlines fill passenger seats with cargo to meet demand Image: Air Cargo News

Isobel Fenton

Platform Curator, Aviation and Aerospace, World Economic Forum LLC


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Scheduled airline capacity by week compared to schedules filed on 20th January 2020 Image: Official Aviation Guide (OAG)
Men in protective clothing prepare to unload an Antonov An-225 Mriya cargo plane, carrying protective masks from China amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, after its landing at the airport in Leipzig, Germany, April 27, 2020, REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke Image: REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

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