El Al recorded a second-quarter net loss of $11.2 million, reversed from a $16.6 million profit in the year-ago period, as rising fuel costs mitigated record revenue. "During the second quarter, El Al faced the challenge of the international crisis in aviation," President Haim Romano said. "Fuel prices continued to soar, by about 80% [year-over-year] . . . During the quarter, the fuel component represented close to 40% of flight expenses and resulted in a significant growth in company ...

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