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Regional airlines to receive $198 million to survive coronavirus

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The Morrison government is providing $198 million in support to regional airlines struggling through the coronavirus crisis.

The Morrison government is providing $198 million in support to regional airlines struggling through the coronavirus crisis, Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack has announced.

The federal government is providing $198 million in support to regional airlines, such as Regional Express Airlines.

This will bring its total commitment to the aviation sector during the crisis to $1 billion.

"This package guarantees core routes for domestic air freight will remain open and essential workers remain employed, while providing vital financial support for airlines servicing regional and remote locations," Mr McCormack said on Saturday.

More to come.

Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/coronavirus-regional-airlines-to-receive-198-million-support-package/a254bd90-a6c7-4744-8001-2b3ff356819e

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