Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Sabre Airlines Solutions released the results of its bi-annual survey of airline executives earlier today. See Sabre Airlines Solutions Press Release, Jan. 10, 2012 (available here). Executives named Fuel Prices as the top challenge that negatively impacts an airline's business revenues, followed by Government Regulations and Airport/Passenger Security. According to the press release, this is the highest Government Regulations has ever ranked in the survey results, a possible result of the attention given to the expansion of the EU ETS to the aviation sector as well as recent regulatory changes by the U.S. DOT. Concern about government regulations was reportedly highest in Asia-Pacific, Europe, Middle East and Africa.