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Embattled Asian and global airlines turning to state bailouts

Garuda and Singapore Airlines get aid as some governments make demands in return

 A Thai Airways plane is seen at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok on May 21. Airlines in Asia and around the world are increasingly seeking government support to survive.(Photo by Akira Kodaka)

NEW YORK/JAKARTA/LONDON -- With the coronavirus pandemic clearly set to continue pummeling the global economy for an extended period of time, airlines in Asia and around the world are increasingly seeking government support for survival.

As global demand for air travel remains in the doldrums with no quick rebound in sight, many airlines on the brink of going belly up desperately require such financial aid to prevent job losses and stay in business.

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