Lufthansa A321. Photo: By Rob Finlayson. Lackluster earnings results reported by airlines worldwide demonstrate how difficult the operating environment for the industry was in the first half of 2011. In Europe, Lufthansa Group posted a net loss of €206 million ($297.9 million) for the first six months of 2011, widened from a net deficit of €104 million in the prior-year period, while Air France-KLM reported a net loss of €197 million for its fiscal first quarter ended ...

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