Airlines strive to stave off calamity as coronavirus locks down Italy
- Australia's Qantas Airways said it would also cut its international capacity, by nearly 25% over the next six months
- The unprecedented lockdown of the whole of Italy, which is convulsed by Europe's worst coronavirus outbreak, has heaped fresh disaster on global airlines
SEOUL/SYDNEY : Airlines around the world sank deeper into crisis on Tuesday as the worsening coronavirus epidemic and Italy's lockdown hammered passenger numbers, forced the cancellation of thousands of flights and led to the delaying of plane orders.
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