Ireland-based low-cost carrier (LCC) Ryanair reported a 37% jump in half-year net profit to €1.09 billion ($1.2 billion) compared to the same period last year. First-half revenue was up 14% to €4.04 billion. The net profit figure excluded an exceptional accounting gain of €317.5 million on the sale of its shareholding in Aer Lingus to International Airlines Group. Announcing the earnings in London, CFO Neil Sorahan said Ryanair’s predicted passenger traffic for the ...

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