Ryanair posted a net profit for the fiscal second quarter ended Sept. 30 of €172.5 million ($203.7 million), a 16.5% rise from a €148.1 million profit in the year-ago period. A 3% increase in average fares and strong ancillary revenue growth, partly offset by fuel costs, drove the profit increase. Total operating revenues grew 32% to €541.5 million on a 28% gain in passenger numbers to 9.5 million. Scheduled passenger revenues increased 31% to €470.5 million, while ...

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