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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) on Thursday called on African and the Middle Eastern governments to provide emergency support to airlines due to the evaporation of air travel demand amid coronavirus outbreak.

Airlines’ revenues are plummeting — outstripping the scope of even the most drastic cost containment measures driven by flight bans as well as international and regional travel restrictions, said Geneva-based IATA in a statement.

The group estimates an emergency aid of up to $200 billion is required on a global basis.

The CEO of IATA, Alexandre de Juniac, said that demand fall by as much as

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