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Asian airlines need government support now as situation spirals

Cathay, Singapore and Korean have all slashed capacity as travel bans take effect

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A Cathay Pacific Boeing 777-300ER plane taxis at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago: the company concluded sale and lease-back transactions on six of its Boeing aircraft.   © Reuters

The coronavirus has been a human tragedy and is now also an economic disaster, and airlines have been among the worst hit industries.

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