Euronews speaks to Sir Tim Clark, the President of Emirates Airline, to discuss the company's COVID-19 response, the future of aviation and the industry's carbon footprint.
Delays, waiting to land or resorting to longer flight paths because of busy air corridors are just three examples of increased jet fuel consumption.
The European budget airline says the last quarter was the 'most challenging' in its history as travel restrictions and lockdowns brought bookings to a halt.
The COVID-19 pandemic has dealt a devastating blow to European and international travel, including aviation. Now, as the travel industry re-starts its engines, what challenges does it face in getting travellers on the move again?
The UK imposes a 14-day quarantine period for incoming travellers from Monday, but the travel industry says it will "devastate tourism"
O'Leary believes allowing member states to bail out airlines with which it has strong historic links is discriminatory and gives them an unfair advantage over airlines who have not asked for help.
A majority of member states are lobbying to suspend a rule that forces airlines to offer a full refund for cancelled flights. Margrethe Vestager, the EU's Competition czar, warned on Thursday that "some people may need the money".
One social enterprise has been salvaging food to support the most vulnerable people amid the COVID-19 pandemic.