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IAG Passes Lufthansa in Carrier Ranking With Air France in Sight

  • German operator's traffic gain limited to 2.7% after strikes
  • Franco-Dutch giant remains European No. 1 despite labor woes

British Airways parent IAG SA edged past Deutsche Lufthansa AG to become Europe’s second-biggest airline last year, spurred by its acquisition of Ireland’s Aer Lingus as strikes held back the German carrier.

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