Pandemics and economic downturns expose the volatility of the aviation sector. But other technological and consumer-led changes have longer-term, fundamental implications for aviation.
In late 2019, KPMG's Global Strategy Group released Aviation 2030 - the first in a series on the implications of long-term technology and consumer-led disruption in the aviation sector.
2020 then brought us the most severe recession for global aviation since the sector's commercial rise in the 1950s. Understandably, the impact of COVID-19, including travel restrictions, has dominated short-term commentary. In this piece, we seek to place COVID-19 in longer-term context and also evaluate the potential implications of air taxi ports and revolutionary plane design.
For a more in depth vision of the aviation landscape beyond COVID-19, download the full Aviation 2030 Sequel report.