Kazakhstan's Air Astana said it posted an unaudited, pre-tax profit of $96.4 million in 2010, more than double a $47 million profit in 2009 that had been a company record. Full-year revenue was $656 million, up 20.1%. Passengers carried lifted 13% to 2.57 million on an 8% increase in capacity. President Peter Foster said, "It is hard to imagine how trading conditions could have been better in 2010, with costs for much of the year at post-recession levels but with substantially ...

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