When a country provides financial support, it must be able to require things in return.
Why are we not requiring anything? We accept that $2.6 billion in consumers' money is being withheld. Some of them will only go on one trip in their entire life, and they are being told it will happen at some point in the next two years. We do not even know how long the pandemic will last for those travellers.
Why will you not pay them back? That money does not belong to the company. Do you agree with me? It belongs to the consumers, not the airline.