Airlines have grounded more than 16,000 planes — here's a look at what it takes to park them

How airlines park thousands of grounded planes

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The coronavirus pandemic has devastated the airline industry. U.S. air travel has dropped 95% compared to last year and the number of flights scheduled globally is down by 63%, according to data from Cirium.

More than 16,000 of the world's commercial aircraft are grounded. These planes can't just sit idle, they need routine maintenance and a place to be stored. And when you suddenly have thousands of planes with nowhere to go it becomes a logistical nightmare. Even aircraft manufacturer Airbus is being asked to help airlines find places to park.

Watch the video to find out what it takes for airlines to find parking for thousands of planes.