Asia-Pacific carriers are still grappling with many of the issues that eroded their profitability last year, the head of the region’s major airline industry group said. Earnings commentary from airlines so far in 2019 is in many cases “echoing the points made last year … margins are still under pressure, costs are increasing,” Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) director Andrew Herdman said. Cargo operations generally “had a very weak first quarter, ...

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