What danger does the coronavirus (COVID-19) pose to the coach industry? A significant one, but with a major caveat: Its consequences will be vastly more relevant to work volumes than potential health concerns, particularly in the summer season. But the latter impact should not be ignored.
Operators active in both the incoming tourism and school transport markets are most at risk from fluctuations in work volumes. Nonetheless, a slow-down may send ripples through the industry at large.
That’s because there is a growing prospect of coaches left spare by cancellations being put to work in the general . . .