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Airlines brace for lasting impact from crisis


The current global economic downturn could have consequences extending well into next decade, delegates at the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines’ (AAPA) annual Assembly of Presidents heard last week. The Association’s Director General, Andrew Herdman, stated the current downturn poses “significant implications for investment and capacity management”. [652 words]

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