Air Arabia: the most profitable airline in the world

The world’s most profitable airline is one of the world’s youngest. Air Arabia is bucking the trend of falling earnings amid surging fuel prices, revealing a 14% increase in net profit for the three months ended 30-Jun-08 to USD22.3 million, on a 34% lift in passenger numbers, producing an unrivalled a net margin of 16.8%. This is down from 25.2% in 2Q07, reflecting higher fuel costs.

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