The International Air Cargo Association has issued a statement regarding the current Covid-19 epidemic.
“We understand the seriousness of the situation from global health and safety point of view and support measures taken to contain the pandemic. We call upon States, corporations and individuals to follow the WHO guidelines and adopt balanced measures to protect public health while preventing economic and social disruption.
“Appropriate and rapid regulatory responses are needed to support our industry, especially the temporary suspension of the 80/20 slot rules. We urge the air cargo industry to stand united and further strengthen collaboration to ensure our industry keeps fueling global trade, supporting economies and societies by delivering critical goods. TIACA will work together with other industry organisations and governments to minimise impact and work on supporting measure and future learnings. These days, our industry can again show its importance in times of crises and also the need of freighters for our global economy is once again proven.
“The air cargo industry will be seriously impacted because of these events, and although there are always winners and losers, even in a crisis situation, as a fragmented industry we can only overcome this together by standing and working united“.