Aer Lingus will report half-year profits of just under €20 million ($25.7 million), up 27% from the €15.5 million earned in the first six months of 2005, according to Irish press reports. It is forecasting a full-year profit of €92.5 million, an increase of 7.8% from the €85.8 million earned in 2005. It reportedly attributed the first-half growth partly to a 12% increase in passengers on European routes.

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