Budget carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle reported a second-quarter net profit of NOK128 million ($20.6 million), down 35% from a net profit of NOK196.8 million reported in the year-ago period. The airline said the quarter reflected strong growth in passenger numbers and a record high load factor, but had been adversely affected by “significant, one-off costs, a weak Norwegian currency and high oil prices.” A strike by the Parat labor union earlier this year cost the airline more than ...

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