Lufthansa Group released an initial earnings projection yesterday indicating it expects to report a €550 million ($665.81 million) operating profit for 2005, well above its November projection of profits "significantly" higher than €400 million (ATWOnline, Nov. 11) and a 43.6% rise over a 2004 operating result of €383 million. The company said the discrepancy between its 2005 projection and the result "is due to the good performance of the Passenger Business segment at the ...

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