IATA: Australian aviation may experience 39% decrease in demand in 2020

    IATA forecast (03-Apr-2020) the following impacts on Australia‘s aviation sector in 2020 due to the coronavirus outbreak:

    • Change in passenger demand: -39% year-on-year;
    • Passenger demand impact: -38.37 million origin-destination passengers;
    • Potential job losses: 278,200.

    The predictions are based on a scenario where severe restrictions on travel are lifted after three months, followed by gradual recovery.