As passenger traffic continues a downward trend, airports must deal with the immediate impact while not losing sight of the need to plan for long-term growth. That was the consensus at the ACI-Europe Annual Assembly and Conference in Manchester in June. "Air traffic is likely to remain depressed in the coming months, due to very weak passenger demand, without even considering the risk associated with swine flu or further increases in oil prices," said ACI-Europe DG Olivier Jankovec. ...

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