Qantas said the airline had gone from operating almost 100 percent of its usual domestic flying capacity in May to less than 40 percent in July due to lockdowns and travel restrictions.
As the US government reopens on Monday, after a five-week shutdown, S&P Global Ratings says the move has caused the loss of $6 billion to the US economy.
The partial government shutdown was on track on Friday to become the longest closure in US history as President Donald Trump and nervous Republicans scrambled to find a way out of the mess.
The shutdown may not end until the new year as Trump refuses to budge on his demands, but the standoff has started affected federal employees.
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