Virus Outbreak: Minister vows to help major airlines survive crisis - News Summed Up

Virus Outbreak: Minister vows to help major airlines survive crisis


By Shelley Shan / Staff reporterThe government would use all available resources to help the nation’s two largest airlines weather a crisis caused by COVID-19, Minister of Transportation and Communications Lin Chia-lung (林佳龍) said yesterday. However, there have been concerns that the budget might not be sufficient to cover all of the financial losses sustained by travel agencies and airlines. We should exhaust all possible means to support them under such a challenging situation,” Lin said. “We also hope that they will hang in there, and not ask travel agencies and travelers to share their losses,” he said. “Should the global COVID-19 outbreak persist, we will recommend that the government prepare a special bailout package for airlines,” he added.


Source: Taipei Times March 04, 2020 15:56 UTC



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