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Airlines get a lift from cargo business, but they're still struggling

Mar 3, 2021
Demand for air cargo is back to pre-pandemic levels, but passenger loads are nowhere close.
Americans are buying a lot of stuff these days, which is pushing up demand for air cargo.
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Airlines, struggling with COVID-19 headwinds, tally their 2020 financial losses

Jan 28, 2021
With vaccines starting to roll out, will travelers want to take to the skies again in 2021?
What will 2021 look like for air travel? American and Southwest lost billions of dollars in 2020.
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Biden plans to block Trump decision to lift COVID travel restrictions

Jan 19, 2021
These are restrictions that ban most travelers from Europe, the U.K., Brazil and Ireland.
Incoming White House press secretary Jen Psaki tweeted that the Biden administration plans to "strengthen public health measures around international travel."
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Airlines get relief funds, but travel rebound may take a while

Dec 29, 2020
The measure includes money that will allow the airline industry to bring back furloughed workers through March.
A pilot walks through New York's LaGuardia Airport on Dec. 3.
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Airlines add routes to beach and ski destinations, cut back on others

Oct 27, 2020
With international and business travel way down, airlines are adding more flights to domestic leisure spots.
U.S. airlines have added new routes to domestic vacation destinations in hopes of luring more passengers.
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Airlines are burning a lot of cash — so what does that mean?

Oct 12, 2020
Expenses don’t go away just because people aren’t flying.
An employee disinfects an airplane at Ronald Reagan National Airport in Virginia in July. Airlines are burning cash because there are still expenses, regardless if people are flying.
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This week may be "Armageddon" for the airline industry

Sep 28, 2020
Carriers are likely to cut more than 35,000 jobs starting Thursday.
Flight attendants and other aviation workers participate in a march near the U.S. Capitol on Sept. 9, calling for extended airline support.
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Airlines ask for bailout extension

Sep 23, 2020
The industry is warning of a massive wave of layoffs if lawmakers don’t extend funding before Oct. 1.
United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby joins fellow airline executives, union heads and politicians at a news conference calling for additional financial support to avoid layoffs on Sept. 22 outside the U.S. Capitol.
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Delta's putting its frequent flyer program up as collateral for a loan

Sep 14, 2020
The airline's SkyMiles program is worth millions every year.
A Delta Air Lines employee waits for passengers at an empty check-in counter at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington, Virginia.
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Airlines waive change fees in hopes of spurring reservations

Sep 1, 2020
Their aim is to generate demand by eliminating uncertainty for those booking in advance.
A passenger waits for a United Airlines flight to begin. Demand for air travel has been curtailed by the coronavirus.
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