El Al Israel Airlines earned $29.9 million in the second quarter ended June 30, a fourfold increase over $7 million earned in the year-ago period and a record for any second quarter. Revenues rose 30% to $423 million. The carrier attributed the strong performance "to enormous growth in passenger traffic during the period." A 16% increase in capacity resulted in a 26% jump in passengers on scheduled flights, pushing load factor up 7 points to 80%. El Al noted that it overcame a 52% surge ...

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