The coronavirus brought the travel industry to a standstill. At the beginning of the pandemic in February 2020, uncertainty reigned and countries began closing their borders, leading to airlines cancelling thousands of flights. People were also wary of boarding airplanes and being confined to a closed space for lengthy periods during the outbreak of a virus known to be transmitted through the air. With no one to transport, many airlines cancelled regularlyscheduled routes, and regular flights were reduced to a minimum. Major airline stocks began plummeting in February 2020 and remained at record lows throughout May 2020 United Airlines 75, Delta Airlines 66, British Airways IAG 75. The lowcost airlines also nosedived Southwest 60, Ryan Airlines 50, Easyjet 66.