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Middle East airlines to lose $300 million in 2010

Carriers in the Middle East may see losses shrinking to …

December 15, 2009 8:52 by

Carriers in the Middle East may see losses reducing from $1.2 billion in 2009 to $300 million in 2010, thanks to increasing passenger demand and decreasing non-fuel costs, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

“The world’s airlines will lose $11.0 billion in 2009. We are ending an Annus Horribilis that brings to a close the 10 challenging years of an aviation Decennis Horribilis. Between 2000 and 2009, airlines lost $49.1 billion, which is an average of $5.0 billion a year,” said Giovanni Bisignani, IATA’s director general and CEO.

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  1. mishal on December 16, 2009 10:07 am

    I think it will be worse but some companies will still paint a rosy picture.

  2. Randa on December 19, 2009 1:40 am

    That’s great news for a change. But the headline was misleading really. It should have said “Airlines in the Middle East reduce their losses from $1.2 billion to $300 million in 2010.” Hope 2010 brings more and more good news to everyone.


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