Aerospace, Aviation, and Travel & Tourism

These sectors are among those hardest hit by COVID-19, given the demand shock all three experienced. This World Economic Forum – McKinsey industry action group looks closely at managing the restart for aerospace, aviation, and travel and tourism.

Key themes

Manage the restart

Focus on demand, the supply chain, and new protocols

Create a stimulus

Ensure the stimulus has purpose

Rebuild confidence

Address customer concerns across geographies

Anticipate change

Consider structural shifts for the next normal

Create value

Understand how alliances and integration could drive change

Insights on aerospace, aviation, and travel and tourism


Back to the future? Airline sector poised for change post-COVID-19

– As they look beyond the pandemic, airlines need to grapple with five new realities—and devise strategies to adapt.

Scaling sustainable aviation fuel today for clean skies tomorrow

– The move to sustainable aviation is now an imperative.

The travel industry turned upside down: Insights, analysis, and actions for travel executives

– For many players in the travel industry, navigating the COVID-19 pandemic has been like sailing into a hurricane. Six months in, many are trying to right themselves—realizing that their navigational charts are no longer adequate.

For corporate travel, a long recovery ahead

– Business travel is critical to many travel providers but will take a long time to return to previous levels after the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s what the players that depend on it need to know.

Make it better, not just safer: The opportunity to reinvent travel

– Do you remember your first flight? The first time you fell in love with a new city? We do.

A new approach in tracking travel demand

– The scale of the current crisis in airlines is unprecedented. To recover, the industry will need better data on where and when demand is likely to rebound.

How airlines can chart a path to zero-carbon flying

– The coronavirus crisis will transform aviation, giving airlines their best chance yet to address climate change. Sustainable fuels are a key part of that strategy.

Hospitality and COVID-19: How long until ‘no vacancy’ for US hotels?

– New research indicates an extended and variable return for one of the hardest-hit industries

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