March 17, 2020 / 5:32 PM / in 15 days

UK finance minister says support for airlines, airports on its way

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak attend a news conference on the ongoing situation with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in London, Britain March 17, 2020. Matt Dunham/Pool via REUTERS

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s finance minister said on Tuesday specific government help for airlines and airports would be discussed in the coming days.

“Some sectors are facing particularly acute challenges,” Rishi Sunak said at a news conference.

“In the coming days, my colleague the Secretary of State for Transport and I will discuss a potential support package specifically for airlines and airports.”

Writing by Sarah Young; editing by Stephen Addison

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