March 16, 2020 / 10:49 AM / 4 months ago

Major airline alliances call on governments for support due to coronavirus

DUBAI (Reuters) - The three major airline alliances — Star, SkyTeam and oneworld — on Monday jointly called on governments and stakeholders to extend extraordinary support to airlines to alleviate pressure caused by the coronavirus outbreak.

“The human and financial impact that the COVID-19 outbreak is having on the aviation industry is unprecedented,” SkyTeam Chief Executive Kristin Colvile said in a joint statement.

Reporting by Alexander Cornwell; Editing by Alex Richardson

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