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Airlines face a long, hard winter after a much hoped for rebound from the coronavirus crisis failed to materialise, prompting savage cost cutting programmes and fresh calls for government support.

Airline revenues plunged 80% in the first six months of the year, according to industry body IATA, but they still had fixed costs to cover – crew, maintenance, fuel, airport levies and now aircraft storage.




Grounded aircraft at Tarmac Aerosave in Tarbes, France.

Grounded aircraft at Tarmac Aerosave in Tarbes, France. Photograph: Stéphane Mahé/Reuters

After a slight recovery in July as coronavirus restrictions were eased, traffic fell again in September while bookings for the winter season – which begins 25 October – are down 78% compared with a year earlier,…



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