Fuelling change

Airlines

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Every airline is essentially paid to burn kerosene – a business plan that has been looking less and less attractive, as passenger yields continue to decline and aviation fuel prices remain locked at high levels.Fuel spending represents 24.1% of an average US airline's budget, according to the Air Transport Association, the trade organisation of US carriers. This figure is fairly representative – for example, Asian carriers spent 20.4% of their total operating budgets on fuel in the financial