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The end of the cheap airline boom years

Posted in aviation, business, strategy by thenextwavefutures on 21 December, 2009

Regular readers will know that I’m sceptical (see previous posts about Heathrow’s third runway here and here) about the long-term predictions that aviation demand will keep on growing – most of the main trends are pointing the wrong way (oil prices, restrictions on carbon emissions, competing technologies, government need for tax revenues from undertaxed sectors, along with changes in social values). So far, certainly in the UK, public policy hasn’t caught up with this. But with the news that Ryanair has noisily cancelled its order from Boeing for 200 planes, perhaps the industry has.

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