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    With borders closed to limit the spread of the coronavirus, airlines are forced to ground their fleets, costing them billions in lost revenue every month.
    Some airlines are hoping to resume flights and restore links as countries begin to ease their lockdowns.
    But many places, such as the UK, are making it mandatory for travellers to spend two weeks in quarantine when they land.
    British Airways, Easyjet and Ryanair are challenging the government ruling in court.
    The International Air Transport Association says 2020 will be the worst year on record, with airlines set to lose 84 billion dollars.
    So what does the airline industry need to recover from the pandemic?

    Presenter: Imran Khan

    Raphael Kuuchi – Special Envoy to Africa on Aero-political Affairs at the International Air Transport Association
    Benet J Wilson – Travel and aviation writer
    Diego Olmedo – International Aviation Law expert

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    In This Story: EasyJet

    EasyJet plc, styled as easyJet, is a British multinational low-cost airline group headquartered at London Luton Airport. It operates domestic and international scheduled services on over 1,000 routes in more than 30 countries via its affiliate airlines EasyJet UK, EasyJet Switzerland, and EasyJet Europe.

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    Ryanair DAC (LON: RYA) is a European Low-cost airline founded in Ireland in 1984. It is headquartered in Swords, Dublin, with its primary operational bases at Dublin and London Stansted airports. It forms the largest part of the Ryanair Holdings family of airlines, and has Ryanair UK, Buzz, and Malta Air as sister airlines.

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