A BAD TIME WAS HAD BY ALL. THAT about sums up the past year for the airline industry. It was a period during which pride and confidence in a steadily improving safety record were shaken by a spate of high-profile accidents and incidents around the globe; airlines experienced their own credit default swap moment by investing heavily in fuel hedges, the perils of which few of them truly understood; governments in Europe and the US moved forward with plans to impose massive new costs in the ...

Subscribe to Access this Entire Article

"The World Airline Report" is part of ATW Plus, our online premium membership. Subscribing will provide you access to exclusive news, carefully researched airline financial, fleet and traffic data, plus the option to receive our popular, award-winning print magazine. To learn more, click here. If viewing via ATW Mobile, please login and click "Read web article" to view fully. Questions? ATWPlus@penton.com.

Already registered? here.