SAS Group yesterday said that a decline in bookings related to the August Spanair MD-82 crash at Madrid will impact its result by SEK500 million ($69.4 million). "Forward bookings in Spanair have, as expected, been affected by the tragic accident. . .The initial effect was significant, but the bookings are gradually improving and [are] now almost in line with normal levels," SAS said (ATWOnline, Sept. 5). Spanair flew 720 million RPKs in September, down 20.8% year-over-year, against a 12.9% ...

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