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March 12, 2020

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Coronavirus wipes $70 billion off airline sector
 The rapid spread of coronavirus has wiped almost a third - or $70 billion (53.6 billion pounds) - off the world's top 20 listed airlines and reshuffled global rankings, elevating Air China into third place behind U.S. rivals, an analysis by Reuters shows. The airline sector has been hit hardest by the outbreak of coronavirus, with falling ticket demand and Italy in lockdown forcing carriers to cancel routes and slash.

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