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Governments offer airlines aid as coronavirus drives deeper flight cuts

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US carriers have already asked Washington for US$50 billion in grants and loans, plus tens of billions in tax relief. Airline executives are due to speak with US President Donald Trump by phone on Wednesday morning.

[SYDNEY] Australia and Taiwan joined a growing list of countries offering financial aid to their ailing aviation sectors as global airlines announced deeper capacity cuts due to plummeting demand and stricter border controls associated with the coronavirus.

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