COVID-19 rattles the global airline industry

March 17, 2020

Player utilities

Several aircraft are shown in a line from nose to tail with a setting sun in the sky.

Airplanes of German carrier Lufthansa are parked at the airport as air traffic is effected by the spread of the coronavirus disease in Frankfurt, Germany, March 16, 2020.

Credit:

Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

The COVID-19 pandemic is having an impact on people's lives in so many ways, from health to education, the economy to politics to the arts. First, what's this all going to mean for the airline industry? Flights are being shut down all over and airline staff are being laid off. We're also looking to see how this all ends. And, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced plans to close the country's borders to all except for the US. Also, researchers have been working for months to determine if a collection of fragments from the Dead Sea Scrolls are fakes or the real deal.


Our coronavirus coverage has never been behind a paywall.

No paywalls, ever.

Your donations help us make our nonprofit journalism available to everyone.

Click here to donate >

Music Heard On Air

Stories in this Edition

Top of The World

Trump appears to recognize magnitude of virus; Economic disarray, as coronavirus prompts bailouts; Nine years on, we still dream of a free Syria

US President Donald Trump appears to more clearly understand the severity of the novel coronavirus pandemic after months of downplaying the crisis. And, the economic ramifications of the pandemic are widespread — and unprecedented. How will the global economy revive itself? Also, it's been nine years since the start of the Syrian war. One doctor shares his reflections.