Surging revenue and relatively successful efforts to mitigate the impact of rising fuel prices helped boost LAN Airlines to a $47.2 million profit in the second quarter, up 10.7% from the $42.6 million reported in the year-ago period. It said its "strong first-half performance provides a solid base for long-term growth and profitability. As a consequence, LAN is in a position to plan for capacity expansion in response to growth opportunities, while leveraging opportunities to improve its ...

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