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No final decision has been made on whether the G20 leaders summit will be physical or virtual, Saudi Arabia’s finance minister said, adding the the matter is still being considered.

Saudi Arabia is the host of this year’s annual gathering of representatives of the world’s largest economies, scheduled for November.

The main association of European airlines has called on the EU to extend the suspension of its “use-it-or-lose-it” rules governing slots at airports through the slow winter season, saying the return of demand is uncertain.

In March, the EU formally shelved until 24 October the requirement that airlines use 80% of their slots – take-off and landing authorisations – or lose them the following year, as coronavirus lockdowns meant many flights were cancelled.

This winter will definitely be very challenging. It’s extremely important to get assistance.

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