Europe suffers from exorbitant handling fees at its airports, says the Association of European Airlines. In a new independent study from the U.K.'s Cranfield University commissioned by the AEA, the findings reveal that the average cost of operating a commercial flight in and out of a European airport is "much higher" than at sites in North America and the Far East. It says the cost of turning around a 747-400 at Vienna, for example, is nearly three times that at San Francisco. The ...

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