A cloudy, but improving, outlook for US airlines

New York (AFP) – US airlines are set to receive another round of support from Washington as the industry continues to await the first tangible signs of real recovery from the coronavirus downturn. President Joe Biden’s new $1.9 trillion economic relief package includes $14 billion to keep thousands of flight attendants, pilots and other staff on payroll through the end of September. The hope and expectation is that the funding — Congress’ third round of payroll support since the coronavirus devastated the US travel industry — will be the last needed before carriers can return to profitabilit…

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