IATA notes that airline CEOs should commit to its five principles when considering how to restart the aviation industry.
The five principles dictate that: aviation should always put safety and security first; aviation will respond flexibly as the crisis and science evolve; aviation will be a key driver of the economic recovery; aviation will meet its environmental targets; and aviation will operate to global standards, which are harmonised and mutually recognised by governments.
“Restarting air transport is important. Even as the pandemic continues, the foundations for an industry restart are being laid through close collaboration of the air transport industry with the International Civil Aviation Organization, the World Health Organization, individual governments and other parties,” said Alexandre de Juniac, IATA’s Director General and CEO. “Much work, however, remains to be done. By committing to these principles, the leaders of the world’s airlines will guide the safe, responsible and sustainable re-start of our vital economic sector. Flying is our business. And it is everyone’s shared freedom.”
View the IATA’s principles in full here.