SAS Group yesterday reported a net profit of SEK553 million ($77.3 million) for the second quarter, a 10.8% improvement over the SEK499 million earned in the corresponding 2005 period. It credited record passenger numbers and high load factors for the result, even though its operating income fell 7.2% to SEK881 million. "During the first half of 2006, there was strong market performance in the Group's markets. The strong growth, combined with the new business models, contributed to ...

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