Aer Lingus said it had an underlying profit of €6.8 million in the first six months of 2007, a 58% decline from €16.3 million in the year-ago period. Under International Financial Reporting Standards that the carrier adopted in conjunction with last year's IPO, however, first-half 2006 income totaled €3.6 million. It noted that current-period results include an exceptional charge of €7.8 million related to Ryanair's unsuccessful takeover bid. Revenue rose 12.9% to ...

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