Air New Zealand's radical cabin interior makeover was credited for a 61% hike in net profit to NZ$74 million ($52.4 million) for the six months to Dec. 31, with long-haul yields jumping 12.7% as passengers upgraded to its Premium Economy and Premier Business products. Operating revenue rose 12% to NZ$2.1 billion while expenses increased 10.1% to NZ$1.72 billion. As expected, fuel was the biggest item and grew 13% to NZ$584 million. Operating profit was NZ$109 million versus the 2005 period's ...

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