IATA’s quarterly survey of airline CFOs and cargo heads, released Jan. 19, reveals a slight uptick in optimism for profits in 2017. But with a more difficult operating backdrop foreseen with rising fuel prices rise and downward-trending yields, there are indications that momentum in the profitability cycle has weakened, IATA reported in its January Airline Business Confidence Index survey.  Forty-two percent of the survey’s respondents said profits will increase over the ...

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