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| 19 September 2021, Sunday |

IATA: airlines don’t need debt but subsidizing tickets could help

Global airline industry body IATA said that the airlines industry needed additional relief measures, and called on governments to stimulate travel to help airlines recover from the coronavirus crisis.

“I urge governments to consider stimulus measures,” said IATA Director General Alexandre de Juniac on Wednesday.

Governments have so far provided $225 billion to help airlines, providing direct aid, wage subsidies, tax relief and loans.
The director general said airlines did not need more debt.

He said subsidizing tickets could be one way for governments to help the sector.