Disarray in the aircraft leasing industry could eventually lead to higher airfares, according to some experts. Leasing companies, which own or manage about a third of the commercial jets in the sky, have watched the value of their aircraft decrease 15% to 20%, making it harder to tap additional capital. Down the line, higher capital rates will likely lead to higher lease rates for airlines, which in turn will have to pass along their costs in the form of higher fares.

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