Ryanair announces soaring profits

DUBLIN: Irish no-frills airline Ryanair on Monday announced that net profit surged 72 percent in its first half thanks to higher fares and record traffic during the peak summer season.\nProfit after tax came in at 2.2 billion euros ($2.4 billion) in the six months to the end of September compared with 1.3 billion euros in the equivalent period one year earlier, Ryanair said in a statement.\nChief executive Michael O’Leary said the carrier’s full-year outlook “remains highly dependent on the absence of any unforeseen adverse events – for example such as Ukraine or Gaza – between now and the end of March”.\n Ryanair says price still key to new Boeing jet deal \nThe aviation sector is enjoying a strong recovery after suffering heavy losses at the start of the decade when the Covid pandemic grounded flights worldwide.\n“Ryanair Holdings reported a strong half-year profit… thanks to a strong Easter in the first quarter, record summer traffic and higher fares which offset significantly higher fuel costs,” the company statement said Monday.\nTraffic grew 11 percent to 105 million passengers while average fares jumped by almost one quarter.\nO’Leary said the company expects full-year net profit of between 1.85 billion euros and 2.05 billion euros – a forecast that assumes “modest losses” over the winter.\nHe added that the outlook was clouded by uncertainty over the delivery of new Boeing planes, “a significantly higher full-year fuel bill, very limited fourth-quarter visibility and the risk of weaker consumer spending over coming months”.\nUS planemaker Boeing last month reported another hefty loss as it trimmed its full-year forecast for deliveries of the 737 to address a manufacturing problem on the aircraft.\nSource [Business Recorder – Latest News](https://www.brecorder.com/news/40271904/ryanair-announces-soaring-profits)

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