Airlines busy assessing the toll of the volcanic-ash-induced airspace closure and figuring out how to resume operations to/from/within Europe were not shy in expressing dissatisfaction with EU governments' handling of the situation. IATA DG and CEO Giovanni Bisignani said, "This crisis is costing airlines at least $200 million a day in lost revenues and the European economy is suffering billions of dollars in lost business." He blasted EU transport ministers for taking "five days to ...

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