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'We want to focus on where we are going': ERA takes the measure of the business this month.(Organizations)

Evolving business models and driving down costs will be key topics at the European Regions Airline Assn. General Assembly beginning Sept. 29 in Vienna. The annual meeting of Europe's Regional airline industry attracts a diverse crowd of independent and fully aligned carriers as well as a smattering of others sharing common interests and has become a much-anticipated forum at which to discuss issues impacting the sector. ERA members include some 70 airlines along with some 230 representatives from Europe's airports, manufacturers and suppliers.

Although the environment remains challenging, there is no denying the improving trends: Regional airlines in Europe are seeing the number of passengers increase at the same time capacity has been reduced, and there is a sense that business continues to improve. …

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