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25 mn aviation jobs at stake

25 million jobs across the world could be at risk from the coronavirus travel downturn, if experts from global airlines are to  be believed. The industry’s representative body launched a plea for urgent government support amid warnings that carriers are running out of cash.

The International Air Transport Association told an online news conference on Tuesday that ir travel slumped by 70% at the beginning of the second quarter, with European flights down 90%.