Airlines operating in Europe in 2019 will have to navigate significant obstacles to profitable growth—from the micro to the macro—even if the good news for low-cost (LCC) and network carriers alike is that traffic will continue to grow.   Eurocontrol predicts a 3% increase in air traffic in 2019, but with fuel costs, pressure on ticket prices, Brexit uncertainty, strikes within airlines themselves and at air traffic control (ATC) centers causing disruptions—and the ...

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