French aviation: Reeling from the Covid crisis
In this week's France in Focus, we visit the city of Toulouse, the heart of Europe's aviation sector. With a turnover of nearly €75 billion last year, it represents 12 percent of the country's total exports, supporting 300,000 jobs (direct and indirect) across the country. But the Covid-19 pandemic has plunged the world of aviation into the greatest crisis in its history. Billions of euros have been lost and tens of thousands of jobs are on the line. We take a look at the situation, delving into the past, present and future of this vital industry.