Live Updates: COVID-19 Cases
  • World 11,563,004
    World
    Confirmed: 11,563,004
    Active: 4,488,396
    Recovered: 6,537,765
    Death: 536,843
  • USA 2,982,928
    USA
    Confirmed: 2,982,928
    Active: 1,560,795
    Recovered: 1,289,564
    Death: 132,569
  • Brazil 1,604,585
    Brazil
    Confirmed: 1,604,585
    Active: 561,070
    Recovered: 978,615
    Death: 64,900
  • India 697,836
    India
    Confirmed: 697,836
    Active: 253,245
    Recovered: 424,891
    Death: 19,700
  • Russia 681,251
    Russia
    Confirmed: 681,251
    Active: 220,340
    Recovered: 450,750
    Death: 10,161
  • Peru 302,718
    Peru
    Confirmed: 302,718
    Active: 98,172
    Recovered: 193,957
    Death: 10,589
  • Spain 297,625
    Spain
    Confirmed: 297,625
    Active: 269,240
    Recovered: ?
    Death: 28,385
  • Chile 295,532
    Chile
    Confirmed: 295,532
    Active: 28,192
    Recovered: 261,032
    Death: 6,308
  • UK 285,416
    UK
    Confirmed: 285,416
    Active: 241,196
    Recovered: ?
    Death: 44,220
  • Mexico 256,848
    Mexico
    Confirmed: 256,848
    Active: 70,605
    Recovered: 155,604
    Death: 30,639
  • Italy 241,611
    Italy
    Confirmed: 241,611
    Active: 14,642
    Recovered: 192,108
    Death: 34,861
  • Iran 240,438
    Iran
    Confirmed: 240,438
    Active: 27,537
    Recovered: 201,330
    Death: 11,571
  • Pakistan 231,818
    Pakistan
    Confirmed: 231,818
    Active: 95,407
    Recovered: 131,649
    Death: 4,762
  • Saudi Arabia 209,509
    Saudi Arabia
    Confirmed: 209,509
    Active: 62,357
    Recovered: 145,236
    Death: 1,916
  • Turkey 205,758
    Turkey
    Confirmed: 205,758
    Active: 19,853
    Recovered: 180,680
    Death: 5,225
  • Germany 197,558
    Germany
    Confirmed: 197,558
    Active: 6,272
    Recovered: 182,200
    Death: 9,086
  • South Africa 196,750
    South Africa
    Confirmed: 196,750
    Active: 100,236
    Recovered: 93,315
    Death: 3,199
  • France 166,960
    France
    Confirmed: 166,960
    Active: 60,007
    Recovered: 77,060
    Death: 29,893
  • Bangladesh 162,417
    Bangladesh
    Confirmed: 162,417
    Active: 87,740
    Recovered: 72,625
    Death: 2,052
  • Canada 105,536
    Canada
    Confirmed: 105,536
    Active: 27,613
    Recovered: 69,239
    Death: 8,684
  • China 83,557
    China
    Confirmed: 83,557
    Active: 405
    Recovered: 78,518
    Death: 4,634
  • Netherlands 50,621
    Netherlands
    Confirmed: 50,621
    Active: 44,494
    Recovered: ?
    Death: 6,127
  • S. Korea 13,137
    S. Korea
    Confirmed: 13,137
    Active: 1,005
    Recovered: 11,848
    Death: 284
  • Australia 8,586
    Australia
    Confirmed: 8,586
    Active: 1,060
    Recovered: 7,420
    Death: 106
  • New Zealand 1,534
    New Zealand
    Confirmed: 1,534
    Active: 22
    Recovered: 1,490
    Death: 22

COVID-19 crisis likely to hit 29 lac jobs in Indian aviation, dependent sectors: IATA

Author at TechGenyz India
A Photo Of Flights
A Photograph Of the Flights In Mid Air. Credit: Pixabay

The coronavirus pandemic is expected to impact more than 29 lakh jobs in the Indian aviation and dependent industries, global airlines' grouping IATA said on Friday.

Commercial flight services in the country remain suspended till May 3 amid the nationwide lockdown to curb spreading of coronavirus infections.

Besides, the pandemic and subsequent lockdown have significantly impacted economic activities, with aviation and tourism among the worst affected segments.

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) said its latest estimates indicate a worsening of the country impact from the COVID-19 crisis in the Asia-Pacific region.

About India, IATA said the pandemic is expected to potentially impact 29,32,900 jobs in the country's aviation and its dependent industries. The passenger traffic has declined 47 per cent.

Besides, the grouping noted that the revenue impact for airlines operating to and from the Indian market would be USD 11.221 billion (over Rs 85,000 crore)

This refers to the fall in passenger revenue compared to 2019.

The "passenger demand impact (origin destination volumes)" is a fall of more than 8.97 crore.

All the figures are for the period of 2020 so far compared to the whole of 2019.

IATA is a grouping of nearly 290 airlines, including Air India, Vistara, IndiGo and SpiceJet.

On April 14, IATA said COVID-19 crisis would see global airline passenger revenues drop by USD 314 billion this year, a fall of 55 per cent compared to 2019.

Airlines in the Asia-Pacific region would record the largest revenue drop of USD 113 billion in 2020 compared to last year.

These estimates are based on a scenario of severe travel restrictions lasting for three months, with a gradual lifting of restrictions in domestic markets, followed by regional and intercontinental, as per IATA.

"The situation is deteriorating. Airlines are in survival mode. They face a liquidity crisis with a USD 61 billion cash burn in the second quarter, Conrad Clifford, IATA's Regional Vice President (Asia-Pacific) said.

According to him, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Republic of Korea, Sri Lanka and Thailand are priority countries that need to take action.

Further, the grouping called for a combination of direct financial support, loans, loan guarantees and support for the corporate bond market, and tax relief for the airlines industry.

"Providing support for airlines has a broader economic implication. Jobs across many sectors will be impacted if airlines do not survive the COVID-19 crisis. Every airline job supports another 24 in the travel and tourism value chain.

"In Asia-Pacific, 11.2 million jobs are at risk, including those that are dependent on the aviation industry, such as travel and tourism," Clifford said.

We Are Hiring

Subscribe