Here’s What Will Happen Next to Corporate Airfares

| April 7, 2020

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To paint a picture of what corporate airfares will look like once planes return to the skies is becoming more difficult by the day — if not impossible. Airlines, for one, have more pressing matters to deal with as they fight for survival during the ongoing crisis. Most in the U.S. will be working through the fine print of the $2 trillion U.S. stimulus package that throws them a lifeline of $50 billion in grants and loans. Other carriers, particularly in Europe and Asia, have already downsized and furloughed most of their workforce and are now turning to refinancing. Cases in point include Air France-KLM, which is now looking for $6.5 billion in state-backed loans, while last week Singapore Airlines revealed it had secured $13 billion in new funding.

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With more than 6000 seasonal and established employees, Parkdean Resorts boasts a number of award-winning parks from Scotland to the South Coast, and Norfolk to Cornwall. Parkdean Resorts holds numerous awards including the winner of 2 gold awards at the 2017 British Travel Awards 🥇 and being named as one of The Sunday Times Top 100 Companies to Work For 2016.The business also holds the accolade of being awarded the Investors in People Gold Award for the combined business in 2016.

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