US airlines have reacted with relief to the passage of a new package of government aid for the airline sector. Both the House and the Senate have now passed the new pandemic aid programme that allows for $900 million in aid for troubled industries – some $15 billion in payroll support will be made available for US air carriers. The additional funding requires airlines to call back more than 32,000 workers they have furloughed and keep employees on payroll through the end of March. American Airlines CEO Doug Parker and President Robert Isom thanked Congress and the administration for their
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