Comment: Airline Bailouts Must Include Tough Emissions Goals

Source: Desmog UK


Read time: 5 mins

By Brian O’Callaghan and Cameron Hepburn for The Conversation

For airlines, the reckoning is no longer far away on the horizon. It’s now a jumbo jet meters from the runway, landing gear down. Without a sizeable external cash injection, many international airlines will follow Virgin Australia into insolvency within months, if not weeks. 

Should governments bail airlines out? And if so, should any conditions be imposed, particularly in a world that requires rapid progress to net-zero emissions