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EBAA, NBAA Cancel European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition

The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) and National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today announced the decision to cancel the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition 2020 (EBACE2020), due to concerns related to the rapidly evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The event was scheduled to take place in Geneva from May 26-28, 2020.

Global National: Chaos at U.S. airports; European countries close borders

Jennifer Johnson reports on the frustration and confusion for American travellers at airports as they rush home amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Plus, Robin Gill has more on how various countries in Europe are locking down in hopes of slowing the virus' spread.

Skift: The Day the World Stopped Traveling

The day we will always remember from here on out as The Day the World Stopped Traveling. One by one every major country in the world affected by coronavirus is closing down its borders, and this weekend it seems to have accelerated across almost every section of the world map. Although we are seeing positive signs of recovery in the earliest hit regions of China, soon I expect to see a headline in The Atlantic, always known for its definitive, didactic headlines: World Closes Border.

Sky News: Virgin Atlantic boss urges Boris Johnson to sanction £7.5bn airline bailout

Sky News has learnt that Peter Norris, the chairman of Virgin Atlantic Airways' majority shareholder, Virgin Group, will write to the prime minister on Monday to warn that the sector needs immediate financial aid to survive.