EasyJet nearly doubled its fiscal first-half net loss to £85.9 million ($129.3 million) from the £43.3 million posted in the six months ended March 31, 2008, citing high fuel costs linked to poor hedging and the later Easter holiday. It expects to rebound, however. "While we remain cautious about the consumer economy, at current fuel prices and exchange rates, easyJet expects to be profitable for the full year," CEO Andy Harrison said. "In this difficult trading environment, ...

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