Aer Lingus did well in its first full year as a privatized company, with a net profit of €105.3 million ($161.8 million) compared to a net loss of €69.9 million in 2006. Revenue rose 15.2% to €1.28 billion on a 7.8% growth in passengers to 9.3 million. Operating costs increased 15.1% to €1.19 billion, primarily owing to greater volumes and higher oil prices. Fuel cost jumped 26.3% on an underlying basis to €253.3 million. Operating profit before employee profit ...

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