Aer Lingus records €45m operating profit since joining IAG

Aer Lingus records €45m operating profit since joining IAG

Financial results from IAG show that Aer Lingus made an operating profit of €45m since it joined the airline group in August.

The parent company's operating profit was €1.2bn in the three months to the end of September, excluding Aer Lingus profits.

That was an increase of €350m on the same period last year.

IAG chief executive Willie Walsh described Aer Lingus as “a great asset”.

He said: "Aer Lingus made an operating profit of €45 million since it joined IAG on August 18th. While the airline’s profitability is seasonal, Aer Lingus is cost-effective and provides a natural gateway to build our business between Europe and North America. It’s a great asset for the group."

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