El Al yesterday released details of its third-quarter financial performance, confirming that net profit soared to $41.2 million from the $1.4 million earned in a year-ago period marked by conflict in Israel and Lebanon (ATWOnline, Nov. 22). Revenue climbed 27% to $567 million and operating profit surged to $63.8 million from $8.5 million in the third quarter of 2006. Fuel costs were up $6 million, but the carrier said it saved $5.1 million through its hedging program. It credited an ...

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