What will the airline industry look like post COVID-19?

What will the airline industry look like post COVID-19?



21 April 2020




Free but registration is essential

The aviation industry is facing the most challenging period of its history, with US airline passenger volume down 95 per cent from a year ago and global passenger revenue down 55 per cent in the same period. How does the aviation industry recover? Will proposed bailouts be enough to keep the industry afloat? What does an aviation industry look like after a global pandemic?

To discuss these issues, the USSC hosted a webinar event featuring Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Claire McFarland in conversation with Justin Wastnage, Non-Resident Fellow and author of the recently published USSC brief "What will the airline industry look like post COVID-19? Why the era of cheap flights may be over”.


  • Justin Wastnage
    Justin Wastnage
    Non-Resident Fellow, United States Studies Centre

    Justin Wastnage is a Non-Resident Fellow at the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney. He is the founder and CEO of video collaboration platform Vloggi and the principal at aviation and tourism policy consultancy Message Shapers. In this position he has led research projects into cruise ship access options for Sydney Harbour, regional airport policy in New Zealand and air transport access to New Caledonia. 

  • Claire McFarland
    Claire McFarland
    Director, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, United States Studies Centre

    Claire McFarland’s research at USSC focuses on innovation systems and data, and technology driven disruption.

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