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Brussels Airlines (DAT)/(EBA) Brave Call on Ebola by (ATW) Editor Karen Walker’s Blog

January 6, 2015
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News Item A-1: “For All of 2014’s Heartbreaks, Brussels Airlines (DAT)/(EBA) Made a Brave Call on Ebola” by Air Transport World (ATW)’s Karen Walker’s Blog:

2014 was a tough year for the air transport industry. The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines (MAS) Flt MH370 777, the shooting down of (MAS) Flt MH17 777 and crash of Indonesian AirAsia (AWR) Flt QZ8501 A320 each have left flight numbers etched into airline history and families forever bereft.

The industry was also challenged by another human tragedy, the Ebola virus outbreak. That hit the headlines again right at the end of the year when a Scottish health worker was diagnosed with Ebola after returning from Sierra Leone to the UK via flights with Royal Air Maroc (RAM) and British Airways (BAB).

Although the chances of anyone else on those flights becoming infected are extremely low (practically negligible) there was the inevitable call for heightened screening processes.

But there