Airlines receiving aid can consolidate routes into fewer airports


Jets are parked on runway 28 at the Pittsburgh Global Airport on March 27, 2020 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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The U.S. Department of Transportation claimed Tuesday that it will make it possible for airlines that obtain coronavirus assist to consolidate particular routes, giving carriers some respiration room in needs for the aid.

Congress past 7 days accredited $50 billion in support for U.S. airways, portion of the $2 trillion coronavirus reduction bundle. Half of the assist is out there in grants that would not have to be paid back again, a victory for the airline field that lobbied versus an all-financial loans deal. The grants are devoted to maintaining payroll and airways who acknowledge them have to dedicate not to furlough personnel by Sept. 30.

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