Coronavirus: IATA urges 'emergency steps' for airlines after US travel ban

Topics Coronavirus | IATA | Donald Trump

FILE PHOTO: People wearing protective masks queue at the check-in desk in Malpensa airport near Milan

The global aviation association warned on Thursday a US-imposed trans-Atlantic travel ban would further hurt an industry already hard-hit by the COVID-19 crisis, insisting airlines needed "emergency measures" to get through.

US President Donald Trump's announced ban on travellers coming from most of Europe "will create enormous cash-flow pressures for airlines," Alexandre de Juniac, head of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), said in a statement, saying that "airlines will need emergency measures to get through this crisis.

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