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 Giovanni Bisignani - “The approach of the French Government to air transport is from another age. There was little or no financial transparency. And a result that ignores the recommendation of an independent commission makes a total mockery of the consultation process. The government should support greater efficiency rather than shirking its regulatory responsibilities.”
 Giovanni Bisignani - “The industry is on track with 2006 growth expectations of 5-6 percent for both freight and passenger traffic.”
 Giovanni Bisignani - “Europe's airlines have achieved a 9 percent reduction in aircraft operating costs, a 24 percent reduction in distribution and back office costs and a 14 percent increase in pilot productivity. Airports, on the other hand, gave the airlines a 13 percent increase in per-passenger costs, with a total bill for airlines and their users of 14.5 billion.”
 Giovanni Bisignani - “The airline battle to reduce costs, increase yields and improve efficiencies is effective well beyond expectations.”
 Giovanni Bisignani - “Remember, India is our greatest potential market.”
 Giovanni Bisignani - “The challenges facing the industry are enormous.”
 Giovanni Bisignani - “Airports are important industry partners for airlines,”
 Giovanni Bisignani - “Each dollar added to the price of a barrel of oil adds 1 billion in costs to the industry.”
 Giovanni Bisignani - “Airline ownership restrictions became national rights. Now the flags on our aircraft are so heavy they are sinking the industry.”
 Giovanni Bisignani - “Oil is once again robbing the industry of a return to profitability, ... Each dollar added to the price of a barrel adds US1 billion in costs to the industry.”
 Giovanni Bisignani - “If we reach our target of 100 percent for worldwide electronic ticketing in 2007, then the airline industry could save about 3.5 billion annually.”
 Giovanni Bisignani - “The industry cannot afford the negative impact of overcapacity.”
 Giovanni Bisignani - “This is the first time in a year we have seen two consecutive months of freight traffic growth above 5 which points to a resurgent world economy.”
 Giovanni Bisignani - “The story for January was freight which is starting to show a definite strengthening trend following the disappointing 3.2 growth of 2005. This is the first time in a year we have seen two consecutive months of freight traffic growth above 5 which points to a resurgent world economy.”
 Giovanni Bisignani - “We fully understand the principles of supply and demand,”
 Giovanni Bisignani - “As the record aircraft orders of last year are delivered, matching capacity to demand will become even more critical. And Avian Flu is the wild card for 2006.”
 Giovanni Bisignani - “There is a new cautious optimism emerging in the industry. Improved economic prospects in Europe and Asia, combined with an improving situation in the US, will lead to reduced losses in 2006 and strengthened profitability in 2007. While the trend is positive, we are nowhere near sustainability.”
 Giovanni Bisignani - “The industry is returning to a more normal growth pattern after the shocks that began in 2001.”
 Giovanni Bisignani - “February, traditionally the slowest month for international traffic, brought both good news and solid growth. The recovery in freight has stretched to three months with growth of over 5 percent resulting from strength in international trade.”
 Giovanni Bisignani - “February, traditionally the slowest month for international traffic, brought both good news and solid growth.”
 Giovanni Bisignani - “Paper costs money...you do not need to be a rocket scientist to understand that up to 3 billion in savings are possible.”
 Giovanni Bisignani - “If one of the partners in a partnership is losing his shirt while the other is counting his money, it is no longer a partnership.”
 Giovanni Bisignani - “The growth is there, the issue is how we can make this growth into a profitable industry. The solution is increasing efficiency of airlines, increasing the load factor and handling better capacity.”
 Giovanni Bisignani - “Airlines will spend 34 billion more for fuel this year than last, and about 1.4 billion of that will make its way to the bottom line. That will drive losses to 7.4 billion for 2005.”
 Giovanni Bisignani - “The total fuel bill for the industry has more than doubled in two years, from 44 billion in 2003, and will top 97 billion in 2005. With a total industry turnover in the range of 400 billion a year, jet fuel will make up 25 percent of our total costs.”

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