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Coronavirus: Airlines set for ‘worst’ year on record

Image copyright Getty Images The plunge in travel caused by the coronavirus will drive airline losses of more than $84bn (£66bn) this year, a global industry group has warned. The International Air Transport Association, which has 290 member airlines, said revenues would drop to $419bn, down 50% from 2019. That is steeper than initially forecast and comes despite recent signs… Read more →

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Coronavirus: Airlines warned over passenger refund rights

Image copyright Getty Images The aviation watchdog has warned airlines that they are legally required to provide refunds to customers who had their flights cancelled because of the coronavirus. By law, plane operators must refund customers within seven days if their flight is cancelled. But with fewer than 10% of UK flights taking off, airlines are struggling to deal with… Read more →

Coronavirus: UK airlines warn quarantine will ‘kill air travel’

Image copyright Getty Images Airlines have reacted angrily to government suggestions that the UK could implement a 14-day quarantine for anyone arriving in the country. Transport secretary Grant Shapps said he was “actively looking at these issues so that when we have infection rates within the country under control we’re not importing”. But Airlines UK said such a measure “would… Read more →