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How India's civil aviation sector is shaking off the stress of the pandemic

Apart from the sheer grit of the airlines, the launch of some untested but novel strategies by the govt as helped sustain the industry to a large extent

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There have been a few positive effects of the pandemic disruption on aviation

Usha Padhee
The Covid-19 crisis has challenged the very survival of the aviation industry globally during the past one year.  International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) estimates a loss of $370 billion gross passenger operating revenue for the year gone by. As per IATA (International Air Transport Association), a decline of about 60 per cent in world total passengers during 2020 has been observed and the airline industry alone is expected to have lost $118.5 billion.

In India, screening of passengers arriving from China had begun last January with the news of Covid-19 and till date, the industry has been under stress. During the

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First Published: Jan 29 2021 | 2:58 PM IST

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