BA-owner calls for COVID health passes after record $9 billion loss

By Sarah Young LONDON (Reuters) – British Airways-owner IAG is counting on digital health passes to help spur a travel recovery this summer, after the pandemic pushed it to a record 7.4 billion euro ($9 billion) loss last year, when it ran just a third of normal flights. Tighter travel restrictions over the last two months have threatened to ruin Europe’s critical summer season and leave some airlines needing more funding, analysts have warned. But after taking on new loans, IAG said it had 10.3 billion euros of liquidity and was well set to ride out the crisis. “We’ve got very strong liquidit…

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