Refunds row escalates as airlines warn millions of jobs at risk

Japan Today | Apr 8, 2020 at 7:56 PM
  • Global airlines warned that 25 million jobs across the world could be at risk from the coronavirus air travel downturn, and held out against offering refunds to passengers as cash runs out.
  • Three months of severe travel restrictions plus lower traffic over 2020 could put 25 million jobs at risk, IATA warned.
  • In Europe, an environmental group called Stay Grounded published an open letter signed by 250 environmental groups and charities from across Europe calling on governments to attach climate and labour conditions to any airline bailouts.