LAN reported third-quarter net income of $78.8 million, up 52.9% over a net profit of $51.5 million in the year-ago quarter, on a 15.2% increase in revenue to $878 million. "This result reflects significant margin improvements resulting mainly from capacity expansion and strong traffic growth as well as effective control of operating costs," the company said. Expenses rose 12.2% to $775.9 million and operating income lifted 44.6% to $102 million. Traffic increased 22.8% to 6.23 billion RPKs ...

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