Double-digit passenger growth rates helped Air Berlin "claw back" from a disappointing second quarter, CEO Joachim Hunold said as the German LCC reported third-quarter earnings of €60.8 million ($89.5 million), up 57.2% from the €38.7 million reported in the year-ago period. Hunold called the result "gratifying"--the carrier had expected net profit of €48-€57 million--but said the figures still "put us in the lowest bracket of our planning for the nine-month period" ...

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