US to rescue airlines with $14 billion

by Airline Ratings Editors
February 15, 2021

The US government has agreed to a $14 billion rescue package for its airlines and also elected to scrap a mandatory pre-flight COVID test for domestic passengers.

According to the World of Aviation, “The House of Representatives Financial Services Committee voted 29-24 in favour of supplying an additional $14 billion in payroll support to US airlines through to September 2021, as well as $1 billion for contractors.”

WOA added that “the funds will form part of a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package being offered by the Biden administration, and is the third round of government support welcomed by the embattled aviation industry.”