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  • Trust in airlines and holiday firms plummets, says Which?Denial and delay of coronavirus refunds hammers sector's reputation, with just 20% of consumers now trusting the travel industry, Public trust in the travel industry has plunged to an all-time low as airlines and holiday companies continue to deny and delay refunds for coronavirus cancellations, in breach of the law, according to new research from a UK consumer group.
  • Rolls-Royce to cut 9,000 jobs worldwide as Covid-19 takes tollJet engine manufacturer targets £1.3bn in annual cost savings as airlines hit by crisis. The industrial group Rolls-Royce is to cut 9,000 jobs, almost a fifth of its workforce, as the coronavirus crisis takes its toll on the aviation industry.The jet engine manufacturer said it is targeting £1.3bn in annual cost savings to weather the protracted downturn caused by the Covid-19 pandemic that has grounded much of the world's airlines.

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