This Week’s Featured Link
Emirates’ Tim Clark: Coronavirus is a black swan event for the airline industry – The National
I’m a sucker for a CEO interview that actually has substance. Here’s a good interview with the (probably still) outgoing head of Emirates, Sir Tim Clark.
Two for the Road
Alitalia suspends its last long-haul flight – Reuters
Alitalia isn’t flying long-haul for the rest of this month, and that’s probably sensible… but don’t worry, the unions are here to disagree. I know you’re shocked. At least some things never change.
Queen of the skies: The Boeing 747 is playing a hero’s role during Covid-19 crisis – CNN
Let’s end on a happy note. The ole’ 747, quickly falling out of a favor as a passenger carrier, has been asked to do what it does best… haul a whole lot of cargo. This article doesn’t even mention that KLM pressed its 747s back into service in order to move goods in from China. This airplane may not carry passengers for all that long, but it could haul cargo forever. It’s yet another testament to the engineers that designed this beauty.