Emirates airline annual profit jumps 40 percent

Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, president of the Department of Civil Aviation, CEO and chairman of The Emirates Group and Chairman of Dubai World, fixes his head scarf, during the Financial Results News Conference at the Emirates Airline headquarters, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Thursday, May 7, 2015. Emirates, the Middle East's biggest airline, said Thursday it overcame the effects of temporary runway closures at its Dubai base to pull in a $1.24 billion profit, a 40 percent gain driven by the rapid expansion of its business and helped by a drop in fuel prices. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Emirates overcame the effects of temporary runway closures at its Dubai base to pull in a $1.24 billion annual profit, a 40 percent gain driven by the rapid expansion of its business and helped by a drop in fuel prices, the fast-growing airline said Thursday.


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