Poll: Are U.S. Air Cargo carriers getting enough attention in the U.S. federal government’s airline aid proposal?

U.S. Senators and the Trump Administration reached a preliminary accord that would send U.S. carriers $61 billion in grants and loans to survive an extended period of anemic air travel demand caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.  

The final package includes $25 billion in payroll grants for passenger airlines and $4 billion for cargo airlines, in addition to $29 billion in loans and loan guarantees. Some airline contractors including caterers will also be awarded grants worth $3 billion. All grant money must go toward payroll expenses, and airlines that accept aid will be barred from furloughing employees through Sept. 30. 

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