Millions of aviation jobs at risk, airlines beg for government support: IATA

Millions of aviation jobs at risk, airlines beg for government support: IATA

3/3 © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: American Airlines planes are parked at the gate during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Washington 2/3

LONDON (Reuters) – Global airlines said 25 million jobs across the world could be at risk from the coronavirus travel downturn, as the industry’s representative body launched a plea for urgent government support amid warnings that carriers are running out of cash.

Global air travel slumped by 70% at the beginning of the second quarter, the International Air Transport Association told an online news conference on Tuesday, with European flights down 90%.

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