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Anti-Covid coating, fabric barriers – innovations in the works to make your flight safe

Airlines are considering a range of modifications to keep passengers apart to reassure public that their health won't be at risk on a flight.
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Global aviation job losses could touch 5 lakh by the end of the year

More than 50,000 positions were eliminated across the sector in August, with the trend line suggesting that there are many more to come.
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Airlines struggle to get passengers, democratic erosion in Latin America & other Covid news

As the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of letting up, ThePrint highlights the most important stories on the crisis from across the globe.
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Indian airlines face risk of extinction as Modi govt refuses to rescue them

Indian airlines need $2.5 billion to keep flying, but Modi govt hasn’t doled out funds to industries or airlines backed by private businesses or billionaires.
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IndiGo’s Rahul Bhatia considering bidding for Richard Branson’s collapsed Virgin Australia

Rahul Bhatia is evaluating data of Virgin Australia, which collapsed 2 months ago, and is finalising a strategy but no decision has been made.
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Airlines and airports will need very expensive revamp to survive in the virus era

Airlines have been burning through $10 billion a month as passenger totals have tumbled more than 90 per cent during the past month.
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How coronavirus will forever change airlines and the way we fly

Changes in cabin configurations, passenger testing, and a switch to only essential travel may become the norm soon.

Modi govt told airlines to stop selling tickets, but they still are

Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri reiterates that no commercial flights will be allowed to operate until the spread of coronavirus has been controlled.
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For global airline industry, Covid-19 crisis is going to be bigger than 9/11 aftermath

IATA says airlines worldwide could lose $252 billion in revenue this year and burn through as much as $61 billion in the second quarter as travel slumps.

These airlines could go bankrupt due to the coronavirus crisis

Using Z-score method to predict bankruptcies, Bloomberg News filtered out listed commercial airlines to identify the ones most at risk of going bust.

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Retiring early can be bad for the brain

Retiring early and working less has many benefits, such as reduced stress, better diets and more sleep. But as we found, it also has adverse effects.
File photo | RIL chairman Mukesh Ambani | Sanjit Das/Bloomberg

Reliance Retail gets $1 billion from Silver Lake for 1.75% stake

Reliance announced on 9 Sept that the California-based private equity firm with stakes in technology-related companies will pay the amount as part of the deal.

Defence

Representational image | Indian soldiers at the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir | PTI

No ‘major’ build-up at LoC but Pakistan pushing new Chinese-made assault rifles into Kashmir

Security forces have recovered EMEI Type 97 NSR rifles, manufactured by Chinese firm Norinco, which they believe were dropped into J&K through drones.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.