IATA: Prospect of ‘catastrophic job losses is very real’ for European airlines

    IATA regional VP for Europe Rafael Schvartzman said (21-Oct-2020) the “prospect of catastrophic job losses is very real” for airlines in Europe, as” much of the government support that has enabled them to remain viable is running out”. Mr Schvartzman said continued financial support for airlines is “desperately needed until the industry can get back on its feet”. In addition, IATA stated it is essential that governments in Europe and around the world adopt a harmonised and coordinated approach to safely re-open borders without quarantine by using COVID-19 testing. The association noted EU‘s Council Recommendation fails to set clear conditions for the use of testing to replace quarantine. [more – original PR]