Winter Iced

Winter Iced

The week of 12/05/08:

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This week in the airline industry airline carriers are struggling to get a hold of the necessary liquid to de-ice runways. This comes a result of the mineworkers' strike taking place in Canada. With the winter season in full effect this has the potential to cause many delays. Many carriers are reporting that they are going to switch to other chemicals, but this will result in higher costs. The last thing the airline industry needed. This will also have an affect on the environment. The FAA said in a report by USA Today, "The shortage of the runway de-icing chemical means airports can expect prices to be as much as three times higher than last year." This is not good news for airports located in winter prone locations, especially Detroit. This news is almost the worst that could happen to the airline industry.

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