Citing unprecedented fuel costs, slowing economic growth in its main markets and weakness in the US dollar and UK pound, Aer Lingus reported a net loss of €20.6 million ($30.3 million) for the first half of 2008, reversed from a €6.8 million profit in the year-ago semester. Revenue rose 10.2% year-on-year to €633 million while operating costs increased 14.6% to €655.2 million, with fuel costs soaring 48.7% to €172.4 million in spite of hedging savings and dollar ...

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