Air Berlin reported a 2006 net profit of €50.1 million ($65.9 million) yesterday, a dramatic reversal from the €115.9 million loss in 2005 (ATWOnline, April 12, 2006). "Despite the costs of going public and the integration of dba. . .our net profit even exceeded the expectations of most analysts," AB CEO Joachim Hunold said. Sales rose 28.6% to €1.57 billion and operating income was €64.1 million compared to a €5.5 million loss in the prior year. The carrier ...

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