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Thai government approves national airline bankruptcy proceedings

Thai Airways had been suffering due to competition from budget airlines and bloated costs before the coronavirus crisis.

Thai government approves national airline bankruptcy proceedings

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Here's how much airfares could rise by due to social distancing

Qantas chief says social distancing on planes 'isn't practical' and will not be keeping middle seats empty.

Here's how much airfares could rise by due to social distancing

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Coronavirus clips the wings of the world's second-oldest airline

Colombia-based Avianca filed for bankruptcy after failing to secure government aid to pay off its debts.

Coronavirus clips the wings of the world's second-oldest airline

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British Airways parent IAG taps UK government funds for help

With Air France-KLM warning the industry could take years to recover, airlines are reaching for government help.

British Airways parent IAG taps UK government funds for help

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After backlash, US budget carrier cancels charges for empty seat

Frontier Airlines rescinded a charge to keep middle seats empty after criticism for capitalising on coronavirus fears.

After backlash, US budget carrier cancels charges for empty seat

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Thousands at United Airlines could lose jobs in October: Report

Management, administrative positions and pilots will be affected as the US airline expects travel demand to stay weak.

Thousands at United Airlines could lose jobs in October: Report

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Ryanair to lay off 3,000 staff as it reduces flight capacity

Airline also said it would delay aircraft orders from Boeing as it expects demand to take two years to recover.

Ryanair to lay off 3,000 staff as it reduces flight capacity

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Fasten seatbelts: Global airlines face unprecedented turbulence

Passengers facing cancelled flights and lockdowns are having trouble receiving refunds as airlines burn through cash.

Fasten seatbelts: Global airlines face unprecedented turbulence

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UK airlines, fighting to keep staff, ask for more wage subsidies

The global drop in travel demand due to the coronavirus outbreak has also squeezed Norwegian Airlines' cash flow.

UK airlines, fighting to keep staff, ask for more wage subsidies

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China's airlines see a fragile recovery with more people flying

But the number of daily passengers in the first three weeks of April is still much weaker than a year ago.

China's airlines see a fragile recovery with more people flying

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US announces $2.9bn lifeline for airlines staff

The US government has earmarked more than $25bn for payroll funds, but leading carriers must repay them.

US announces $2.9bn lifeline for airlines staff

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Virgin Australia enters bankruptcy proceedings as sales plunge

The Australian airline plans to restructure its huge debts and re-emerge stronger, but faces virus-induced headwinds.

Virgin Australia enters bankruptcy proceedings as sales plunge

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Airfares fall across Europe, US as travel demand plunges

Although bookings from May onward show small improvements, they are still 75 percent lower than last year, data shows.

Airfares fall across Europe, US as travel demand plunges

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United cuts almost all flights in May, may repeat in June

The US airline said it will be offering voluntary leave and separation packages, and may lay off staff after September.

United cuts almost all flights in May, may repeat in June

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How far to scale back? Airbus faces delicate balancing act

The plane maker faces pressure to allow airlines that are suffering virus-linked groundings more flexibility.

How far to scale back? Airbus faces delicate balancing act