While carriers may not like to admit it, low fuel prices are having a noticeable influence on the fleet strategies of many of them. A traditional refrain of airlines is that fleet planning is aimed at the long term, so fluctuations in oil prices should not affect such decisions. However, the current price slump has proven so sustained that this is clearly not always the case. Some carriers are postponing retirements of older aircraft, while others are reactivating aircraft that had been ...


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