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Airline industry split widens over EU carbon 'tax' row

A split widened within the aviation industry today over EU charges for carbon emissions, as Europe's low-cost carriers accused Chinese and US rivals of "gunboat" diplomacy against the system.

More failures likely for Europe`s low-cost carriers: Analysts

Failed Slovakian low-cost carrier SkyEurope could be just the first casualty among the smaller airlines finding it difficult to survive one of the worst slumps on record, analysts said.