EasyJet said it lost approximately £4 million ($7.6 million) as the result of last month's security alert as it canceled 469 flights Aug. 10-14. "In spite of this, easyJet maintains its current guidance for pre-tax profit growth for the full year ending Sept. 30 to be in the region of 40%-50%," it said. The LCC transported 3.1 million passengers in August, an 8.4% increase over the year-ago month. Load factor was up 0.9 point to 89.2%.

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