ref="http://www.cityam.com/company/ryanair">Ryanair this morning posted a 10 per cent jump in first-half profit, thanks to higher fares and lower fuel costs.
The Dublin-based airline said fares rose six per cent in the second half, coupled with a surge in passenger numbers during the summer months.
Net profit for the six months to September came in at €596m (£476m), up from €544m a year previously. Revenue soared 15 per cent to €3.1bn.
On the back of strong results, Ryanair lifted its forecast for the year to March to a profit of between €490m and €520m from previous guidance of between €400m and €440m.