Aer Lingus reported third-quarter operating profit (before exceptional items) surged 35.4% over the year-ago period to €79.2 million ($111 million), as revenue rose 5.5% to €411.7 and operating costs remained virtually flat (+0.3%) at €332.5 million. The carrier that the increase in passenger revenue was achieved on both the long-haul and short-haul segments, up 7.7% and 4.9%, despite capacity reductions of 24.1% and 4.4%, respectively, to 1.7 billion and 3.6 billion ASKs. ...

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