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Trump Administration Gives Big Relief to Airline Industry

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Trump Administration Gives Big Relief to Airline Industry
A view of an American Airlines jet at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport on March 13, 2020 in Dallas, Texas. Tom Pennington / Getty Images

The Trump administration on Tuesday reached a deal with major airlines to give $25 billion in relief to help the crippled industry.


Alaska Airlines, Allegiant Air, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue Airways, United Airlines, SkyWest Airlines and Southwest Airlines say the funding will help keep hundreds of thousands of employees on payroll as American travel has plummeted during the pandemic. A Guardian analysis last month found that Delta, American, United, Southwest and Alaska Airlines – which were key to leading the charge for the bailout – have given nearly $45 billion to shareholders and executives over the past five years.

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