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On-going Problems Face Aviation Industry and US Economy

DENVER – (April 23, 2010) – Increasing problems and changing issues in the aviation industry continue to plague the US economy and travel related business.

Studio 12 host Tamara Banks, panelists and viewers will discuss the various dynamics – from merging airlines, to new security concerns, to the controversy over baggage fees, the collective experience for travelers is changing everyday. From the passenger point of view, recent events such as the Icelandic volcano eruption have an emotional price tag as well as a long term effect on future travel. What are industry insiders saying as they discuss the new rules of flight and the “act of God” ramifications on the economy and the way we travel on Wednesday, April 28 at 8 p.m. on Channel 12.1. Viewers may call in during the live Studio 12 program (303-296-1253) or send questions via email (studio12@kbdi.org) or via the station’s Facebook fan page, KBDI-12 Colorado Public Television.  Questions may be sent before or during the program.

Mike Boyd, President of Boyd Group International, Patrick Heck, DIA's Deputy Manager of Revenue and Business Development and acting CFO, and Jeffrey C. Price, Associate Professor, Department of Aviation & Aerospace Science School of Professional Studies, The Metropolitan State College of Denver will participate.

This episode of Studio 12 will also be available for viewing via the on-demand feature of www.KBDI.org after April 30, 2010.


About Colorado Public Television (KBDI)

Colorado Public Television, celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2010, has set itself apart with carriage of an unparalleled amount of local public affairs programming. Channel 12’s "community voice" programming engages viewers in community-based discussions of state, national and global issues. The station delivers three digital channels: its flagship main broadcast signal with a strong mix of local, national and international programming (12.1); the best of independently produced documentaries, music, travel, exercise, cooking, public affairs and more (12.2); and MHz Worldview, a channel providing international news from five continents and diverse cultural perspectives for a globally minded audience (12.3).


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