Supported by strong demand for travel and a decline in fuel costs, IATA expects airline industry profits to rise again in 2019 following a dip this year. “Globally we still see robust, slower [air travel] growth in 2019,” IATA chief economist Brian Pearce said at the organization’s annual media day Dec. 12.  The “reasonably positive” outlook is greatly helped by “much lower fuel prices than just a month ago,” which eases the ...

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