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Major airline alliances call on governments for support due to coronavirus

DUBAI, March 16 (Reuters) - The three major airline alliances Star, SkyTeam and oneworld on Monday jointly called on governments and stakeholders to extend extraordinary support to airlines to alleviate pressure caused by the coronavirus outbreak.

"The human and financial impact that the COVID-19 outbreak is having on the aviation industry is unprecedented," SkyTeam Chief Executive Kristin Colvile said in a joint statement.

(Reporting by Alexander Cornwell; Editing by Alex Richardson)