Coronavirus and furloughed workers: Airlines urge Rishi Sunak to extend job support scheme beyond June

The scheme is scheduled to run until the end of June, but airlines want it to be extended “to avoid aviation facing a cliff edge post-June, whilst services are scaled-up”, the letter said. The health crisis has already taken a significant toll on the industry, with the World Travel & Tourism Council warning that there could be as many as 100 million job losses globally as a result. Airbus rival Boeing pulled out of a .2bn (£3,4bn) deal to buy Embraer’s commercial jets division over the weekend as it struggles with coronairus.