The economic implications of COVID 19 emerged as early as January when the toll of cases in China experienced a rise. No one can ever predict how long it could last and what the consequences might be. It's worse than the 2008 global financial crisis or the one headed by SARS. Tourism, commerce, and many other industries are failing due to flight prohibitions. Airline crisis Airlines in the global economy are facing difficulties due to the spread of COVID-19. Coronavirus caused a recession in the global manufacturing industry. It is the worst crisis of this century. Around 185,000 passenger operations have been cancelled since January. Countries enforced lockdowns and urged their citizens to obey social distances. People are afraid to get the virus through transport and airports. Online shopping has sky-rocketed, as more and more people are inclined to carry out online shopping, as compared to going to the store in person. Airfreight has made sure customers get what they purchased especially the products required to combat the pandemic. Airfreight has played a vital role in the distribution of food and other goods including drugs and medical equipment. Lockdown disrupting the supply chain The lockdowns, on the one hand, help avoid the further transmission of the infection. The lockdown is essential to stop the widespread use of COVID-19. This oxymoronic function of partial and full constraints has put an end to the supply of various medicines. For e.g., malaria-based drugs are being sent from India, which is expected to reduce the symptoms of COVID-19. Due to locking and travel limits, freight activities in India are also struggling. The supply of this drug is also subject to obstructions. Air cargo saves lives Many relief procedures are in process in the affected regions. Air cargo service is necessary to win the battle against coronavirus. IATA's CEO believes that the seamless flow of freight will save lives. Chartered flights operations Many airlines run charter flights to hold the required medical supplies. These include gloves, testing kits and PPEs. These delivered a large volume of medical supplies to Zagreb and Italy to assist the medical industry there. Moving supply chain As many industries around the world have come to a pause, some still kept operating. Many air freight carriers, transportation managers, freight forwarders, truck drivers, factory staff have all kept working. This helped to maintain the supply chain and the global economy going. The manufacturers of the supply chain are also at the forefront of the battle against COVID-19. As they make sure that time-sensitive products, including food and medication, are distributed. To support the logistical activities, Airlink has brought food and medical supplies to help tackle the epidemic. For instance, the millions of face masks that were donated to France and Spain were also shipped from China to Europe by Airbus. Exempting cargo flights from travel restrictions The significance of air cargo in Dubai cannot be neglected. Many other countries excluded freight flights from trade sanctions. For example, Pakistan has opened its borders to Afghanistan. To allow the essential food and medical supplies to enter the region, whereas other countries completely stopped their aviation and related activities. IATA suggestions As Asia is the heart of the automotive sector, trade sanctions must be eased. Quick tracking procedures, fast distribution of landing permits, and safety kits for freight operators must be assured. IATA is trying to provide as much relief as possible to freight activities in the critical time of the pandemic. IATA is collaborating with governments to ensure the flow of products. So that people's urgent needs can be met.