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Weather forecasts lack data due to COVID-19

With the northern hemisphere hurricane season now only weeks away, weather forecasters are facing an unexpected and worrying downside of COVID-19’s impact on flying.

Overcoming every obstacle

The value air cargo brings to the world has never been more apparent. Many airlines have been involved in humanitarian flights during the COVID-19 pandemic and together with their partners in the logistics chain ensured personal protective equipment (PPE) and other urgent medical supplies reached their destination.

Getting flying again

Almost 17,000 aircraft now sit idle at airports and storage parks around the world as airlines wait for a signal that travel restrictions are being lifted and borders re-opened.

Ship docked

IATA and ICS work to get ship crews home

Tens of thousands of ships’ crews are stranded throughout the world as COVID-19 shuts down international flights, creating a potential new crisis for international trade.

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