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COVID variants to slow air traffic recovery: IATA

Global air passenger traffic will recover more slowly than expected this year because coronavirus variants have created strong headwinds, an industry group warned Wednesday.

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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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Aviation industry opposes leaving middle seat empty

The global aviation body said Tuesday that the risk of catching COVID-19 on a plane was low and there was no need to leave the middle seat empty once the industry takes off again.

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Airline revenues to nosedive by 55% in 2020: IATA

Airline passenger revenues are set to plunge by 55 percent, or $314 billion, in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, the International Air Transport Association said Tuesday.

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Airbus cuts production by one third due to pandemic

European aircraft manufacturer Airbus on Wednesday said it had cut production of its planes by around a third, as global airlines scale back their plans in an unprecedented crisis for the industry.

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Airlines headed for 'apocalypse' without aid: IATA

The coronavirus pandemic could spell "apocalypse" in the airline industry without urgent government aid, the global aviation association said Tuesday, warning that carriers could lose more than $250 billion in revenues this ...

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Virus-stricken airlines face bailout or bust

Airlines worldwide face an unprecedented existential threat as the coronavirus shuts down global travel, leaving governments with controversial and costly decisions about which carriers to bail out.

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