Brussels Airlines, the result of the merger of full-service carrier SN Brussels Airlines and LCC Virgin Express, has established five priorities in its effort to reinforce its profitability, which CEO Philippe Vander Putten said is at an unacceptably low level. With net earnings of €14.5 million ($19.5 million) on combined revenue of €892 million in 2006, the new carrier's margin of 1.6% was well below the 3.5% average attained by Assn. of European Airlines members. Speaking to ...

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