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Airlines would get $15 billion in federal aid, must call back more than 32,000 furloughed workers

Airlines would get $15 billion in federal aid, must call back more than 32,000 furloughed workers

By: Leslie Josephs
Source: CNBC
Date of Publication: December 21st, 2020
Airlines would get $15 billion in additional payroll support under the bipartisan $900 billion coronavirus aid package.
U.S. airlines caution on winter challenges as COVID-19 cases rise

U.S. airlines caution on winter challenges as COVID-19 cases rise

By: Tracy Rucinski, David Shepardson
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: November 12th, 2020
Delta Air Lines DAL.N and Southwest Airlines LUV.N on Thursday cautioned that the recent surge in COVID-19 cases may have a negative impact on travel over the winter holidays, a period the sector had hoped would see improved bookings.
Southwest Airlines issues first furlough notices as talks with unions stall

Southwest Airlines issues first furlough notices as talks with unions stall

By: Tracy Rucinski
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: November 6th, 2020
Southwest Airlines LUV.N said on Friday it has sent notices of potential furloughs to 42 parts inventory workers after talks with one union group stalled over pay cuts the airline argues it needs from all employees to offset $1 billion in overstaffing costs.
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JetBlue is the latest airline to retreat from blocking seats

By: David Koenig
Source: The Associated Press
Date of Publication: October 29th, 2020
The days of airlines blocking seats to make passengers feel safer about flying during the pandemic are coming closer to an end.
Southwest reports biggest ever quarterly loss on virus hit

Southwest reports biggest ever quarterly loss on virus hit

Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: October 22nd, 2020
Southwest Airlines Co LUV.N reported on Thursday a loss of more than $1 billion, its biggest ever, in the third quarter, while saying it would burn less cash in the months to come as leisure bookings show signs of recovery from this year's coronavirus-driven collapse.
U.S. airlines lay out COVID-19 damage and renew calls for aid

U.S. airlines lay out COVID-19 damage and renew calls for aid

By: Tracy Rucinski, Sanjana Shivdas
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: October 22nd, 2020
American Airlines AAL.O and Southwest Airlines LUV.N signaled on Thursday that they would continue to hemorrhage cash into next year as revenues hover around a third of 2019's levels due to a collapse in demand from the coronavirus.
Southwest Airlines to Challenge Rivals at O’Hare and in Houston

Southwest Airlines to Challenge Rivals at O’Hare and in Houston

By: Alison Sider
Source: The Wall Street Journal
Date of Publication: October 12th, 2020
New service will take on United and American, as the carriers fight Covid-19’s impact.
Southwest seeks pay cuts from unions to avoid layoffs through 2021

Southwest seeks pay cuts from unions to avoid layoffs through 2021

By: Tracy Rucinski
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: October 5th, 2020
Southwest Airlines LUV.N said on Monday it is asking unions to agree to pay cuts in order to prevent furloughs and layoffs through 2021 as the industry struggles to stem losses from the coronavirus pandemic in the absence of more federal aid.
Top U.S. airlines starting 32,000 furloughs as bailout hopes fade

Top U.S. airlines starting 32,000 furloughs as bailout hopes fade

By: Tracy Rucinski, David Shepardson
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: September 30th, 2020
American Airlines and United Airlines, two of the largest U.S. carriers, said they were beginning furloughs of over 32,000 workers on Thursday as hopes faded for a last-minute bailout from Washington.
Coronavirus_ Airline CEOs meet with White House in plea for more federal aid

Airline CEOs meet with White House in last-minute plea for more coronavirus aid

By: Leslie Josephs
Source: CNBC
Date of Publication: September 17th, 2020
Airline CEOs and unions are seeking another $25 billion in federal aid to preserve jobs through March.