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Podcast: Will Emirates’ COVID-19 cover convince people to fly again?

written by Tasha Levy | August 6, 2020
An artist's impression of the Airbus A350-900 in Emirates livery. (Airbus/Emirates)
An artist’s impression of the Airbus A350-900 in Emirates livery. (Airbus/Emirates)

Emirates is offering to cover customers’ coronavirus related health expenses and quarantine costs in its latest bid to get people on planes, but will this move actually incentivise travel?

In this episode of World of Aviation, Adam Thorn and Christian “Boo” Boucousis reflect on the inconsistencies across the industry in the current state of the world, whereby some airlines and countries are focusing solely on repatriation while others are promoting holidays and business trips.

Adam and Boo also discuss Boeing 747’s final demise, Ryanair’s attempts to avoid staff cuts by trying to enforce pay cuts, success for private jets during COVID-19, and an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 777F catching fire in Shanghai.


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