Updated at 7:49 p.m. ET
Struggling U.S. airlines finally have a deal in principle with the Trump administration to get a share of $25 billion in federal coronavirus relief that they were supposed to get last week.
The payroll support payments will keep pilots, flight attendants, mechanics, gate agents and other employees on airline payrolls through September.
In a statement, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said the department will work with the airlines to finalize the deals "and disperse the funds as quickly as possible."