Airlines are burning thousands of gallons of fuel flying empty ‚ghost‘ planes so they can keep their flight slots during the coronavirus outbreak (Business Insider)

Global commercial airlines revenue per year: 754 billion U.S. dollars

Airlines are running empty ‚ghost‘ flights during the coronavirus due to European rules forcing operators to run their allocated flights or lose their slots. The rules are leading some airlines to waste thousands of gallons of jet fuel flying empty planes in and out of Europe. Demand for flights is collapsing worldwide with airline industry groups warning that the coronavirus crisis could wipe up to $113 billion off the value of the industry.

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