"Robust" passenger and revenue growth lifted Emirates' half-year profit to $251 million, a 7% rise over the $236 million earned in the six-month period ending Sept. 30, 2004. "Emirates has delivered an excellent half-year result despite the fact that fuel cost rose 84%," Chairman Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum said in a statement. "This robust half-year performance reflects strong revenue growth and it also demonstrates the company's resilience and adaptability to new challenges in the ...

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