Virgin Australia has had a particularly turbulent couple of days, from initially demanding a federal government bail-out, to state government hostility over the location of their HQ, to collapsing into voluntary administration.
While the coronavirus crisis has effectively crippled the aviation sector for the time being, the long-term effect on the industry once the regulations begin to ease still remains relatively unclear.
COVID-19 is undeniably the biggest upset the aviation sector has ever seen and the Australian government is providing some hefty bail-outs to our airlines, but is it enough to keep the industry afloat?
A ramping up of social distancing, travel bans and state lockdowns have forced airlines to stand down the majority of their staff. But amid the chaos, what's next for Australia's aviation industry?
On this episode of the Australian Aviation podcast, host Phil Tarrant and senior writer Adam Thorn delve into the continued impact of COVID-19 on every facet of the Australian aviation space.