The new chairman of the Assn. of European Airlines (AEA) has warned that tensions arising from the controversial EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) tax will be extremely damaging for European air travel. Bernard Gustin, AEA chair and co-chief executive of Brussels Airlines, said that Europe was bracing itself for a “turbulent 2012” and it was therefore “more critical than ever to have a competitive and thriving European airline industry.” Gustin said the ...

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