Global airline hit from coronavirus rises to $314 billion
- Global airlines will lose $314 billion in revenue due to the coronavirus pandemic in 2020.
- This is according to a forecast from the industry’s representative body IATA, which raised its estimate from the $252 billion figure given on March 24.
- The $314 billion represents a 55% fall in passenger revenues.
- This is compared to the previous year, on air traffic which is seen being 48% lower, said the International Air Transport Association in a weekly online news conference on Tuesday.