4.8 million aviation workers' jobs are at risk due to poor air travel demand caused by the pandemic according to the international air transport workers federation (ITF) and international air transport association (IATA).
Government intervention is needed to prevent an employment catastrophe in the aviation industry, says the association.
There has been a drastic fall in travel demand of more than 75% in August 2020 as compared to August 2019, putting at risk 5 million jobs.
IATA and ITF call for the government to provide continuous financial support for aviation industries. Also asking the government to safely re open borders without Quarantine by implementation of a globally harmonized system of Pre departure covid-19 testing.
A major impact of covid-19 related restrictions and Quarantine measures was seen on the aviation sector effectively closing down the aviation industries, grounding planes and living infrastructure and aircraft manufacturing companies in major losses.
Both organizations also ask the government to develop a road map for long-term recovery of the aviation sector including investment in workforce retraining and upskilling and green technology. Government intervention is needed for supporting the air transport industry e and for the recovery of global air connectivity.