Emirates Airline has overcome high oil prices and a depressed global aviation industry to post a 104 percent growth in profits in the first six months of its financial year.
The Dubai-based carrier said its profits rose to US$464m, while Emirates Group profits rose by 68 percent to US$575m. The airline was helped by marginally lower fuel costs as a percentage of total expenditure, which stood at 39 percent, down two percentage points year-on-year.
Group revenue rose by 17 percent to US$8.2bn over the previous period, helped by a seat factor that increased to 80 percent, from 79 percent last year.
The airline – the world’s biggest in terms of international kilometres flown – has carried 18.7m passengers since 1 April this year, a 15.1 percent increase.
The carrier’s freight operation, Emirates SkyCargo, saw a 16 percent rise in volumes carried.
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