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Virgin Blue.(ASIA/PACIFIC Report)(Virgin Blue Airlines Proprietary Ltd. revenue report)(Financial report)(Brief article)

Virgin Blue reported an 8.8% decline in profit for the half year ended Dec. 31 to A$113.3 million ($104.1 million) from A$124.3 million in the year-ago period as competition and heavy investment in future expansion took their toll. The LCC took one-off charges of A$21.8 million related to the introduction of E-170s, its New World Carrier program and the launch of its New Zealand and V Australia operations. …

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