Russia's Aeroflot Q3 net profit soars to $289 mln

MOSCOW Fri Dec 21, 2012 3:23am EST

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MOSCOW Dec 21 (Reuters) - Russian state-controlled airline Aeroflot said on Friday its third-quarter net profit soared to $289.1 million from $6.9 million the year earlier.

Revenue jumped 53 percent, year-on-year, to $2.4 billion, the company said in a statement.

Aeroflot said this week it expects 2013 revenues of $9.56 billion. (Reporting by Gleb Stolyarov; Writing by Maria Kiselyova)