HERE'S A FAMILIAR STORY LINE: The airline industry is bracing for what it expects will be a serious traffic downturn in 2009 as it prepares to accept a record number of new aircraft at the very point at which the global credit crisis means that capital to finance those aircraft is on indefinite holiday. To paraphrase Yogi Berra, "It's deja vu all over again." But while the setting seems familiar, the roller coaster ride of oil prices and the unprecedented governmental intervention aimed at ...

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