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Airline shares up 28% in 2010 as financial prospects improve


IATA, in its November-December Airlines Financial Monitor, stated the world’s airlines have reported positive and better than anticipated 3Q financial results, even in Europe, with a positive upswing of more than USD11 billion at the operating level and USD9 billion at the net level. Meanwhile, global airline share prices rose strongly during 2010, on aggregate ending the year up 28% over the 12 months. [696 words]

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  • Continued strength in revenue environment; average yields and fares lifted 
  • Fuel prices up significant in Dec-2010; likely to moderate in 2011
  • Net addition of 94 aircraft in Nov-2010; fleet additions to accelerate
  • Traffic growth slowing towards normal historical levels

Graphs and data:

  • Airline financial results for 3Q2010 vs 3Q2009 (based on 65 airlines reporting to-date)
  • Airline share prices by region: Jun-2005 to Dec-2010
  • Average international fares, ex taxes and surcharges: 2006 to 2010
  • Jet fuel and crude oil prices: Jan-2003 to Dec-2010
  • Airline aircraft retirements and deliveries: 2006 to Dec-2010
  • IATA traffic results: Nov-2009 vs Nov-2010 growth levels
  • IATA traffic results: 11 months to Nov-2009 vs 11 months to Nov-2010 growth levels
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