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AAPA soldiers on.

Its members are struggling with soft traffic, weak yields and excess capacity but the work of the organization must continue

Against the backdrop of continuing regional problems, the Assn. of Asia Pacific Airlines had a plateful of other issues with which to contend, such as safety, Y2K and infrastructure needs at its recent Assembly of Presidents meeting here. These are issues that in the words of AAPA Executive Committee member James Strong, managing director of Qantas, "are not novel but remain important."

Or as DG Richard Stirland succinctly observed: "We're bringing up issues which are not impinged upon by the financial health of the airlines. They are constant issues for the airlines irrespective of good, bad or indifferent results. …

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