IATA DG and CEO Giovanni Bisignani lashed out at the European Commission, saying that the annual cost the EC "inflicts" on aviation is a staggering €5.9 billion ($7.91 billion). "This is the legacy of neglect left by the previous Commission and it is an enormous burden on the competitiveness of Europe's airlines," Bisignani said in a speech to the European Aviation Club in Brussels. "If we don't have urgent action to restore a balanced playing field, the European industry will be ...

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