A report by Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) highlighted the unique challenges faced by airlines and airports in restarting operations. It also identifies ways how COVID-19 reshaped the sector, resulting in long-term changes in fleet composition, flight routes and passenger demand.
The challenges discussed in the report included “rusty” pilots, with many pilots citing the long downtime as a factor in recent aviation mistakes and accidents. Airlines are now developing training programmes for pilots re-entering service, depending on the length of absence.
The report also noted an increase in “air rage” incidents, or passengers causing disruptions on aircraft. In