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Cathay Pacific reports first-half loss of US$1.27 billion

Hong Kong carrier Cathay Pacific said Wednesday it lost HK$9.9 billion (US$1.27 billion) in the first half of this year as the coronavirus pandemic sent passenger numbers tumbling, eviscerating its business.

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Airlines headed for $84 bln net loss in 2020: IATA

International airlines are in line to make a combined net loss of more than $84 billion this year in the wake of the coronavirus crisis which has decimated air travel, the International Air Transport Association said Tuesday.

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Virgin Atlantic cuts over 3,000 jobs on virus impact

Virgin Atlantic will cut over 3,000 jobs —around a third of staff—as the coronavirus pandemic grounds planes worldwide, the British carrier part-owned by tycoon Richard Branson announced Tuesday.

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