A press release by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and news by Airlines for America confirm the claim.
In a press release on 13 March 2020, IATA Director General and CEO Alexandre de Juniac acknowledged Donald Trump''s ban on U.S. airlines and said that the airlines have already been suffering from the impact of COVID-19 on their businesses. A loss of $113 billion had already been estimated and that the U.S. ban would add more pressure. It said that the impact of the ban would be huge on the US-Europe market. It also said that its member airlines employed 2.7 million people who would be under financial and operational pressure.
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