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US airlines get state aid on security, insurance. (News Briefs).(Brief Article)

Congress approved $3.5 billion in aid for US airlines including approximately $2.2 billion in cash as reimbursement for security fees and cockpit door installations. The measure was expected to be signed by the President as part of a comprehensive war funding bill.

In addition to direct cash payments for past costs, the legislation suspends passenger and airline security fees through Sept. 30, and extends government-supported war risk insurance, valued at up to $689 million. It also extends unemployment benefits at an estimated cost of $275 million for laid-off airline and aerospace workers. …

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