If there was a definitive airline story in 2018 it was of disruption – but of quite the wrong kind, and 2019 is promising more of the same. Carriers and their passengers were at the mercy of gyrating oil prices, striking pilots at Air France, Virgin, Ryanair and elsewhere, pilot shortages, militant baggage handlers around the globe and extreme weather. On top of all of that, the major engine makers, Rolls-Royce, Pratt & Witney and GE and plane manufacturer Boeing all still have major product problems that have grounded planes.
Source: Eye For Travel
Airline disruption set to continue in 2019