Share in low cost carrier easyJet shares soared yesterday after the airline reported a surprise 23% growth in revenue to £935m in the third quarter and predicted annual profits ahead of forecasts. easyJet’s predicted pre-tax profit would be between £200m and £230m –ahead of analysts’ expectations of £180m. Carolyn McCall, easyJet’s chief executive, credited the results on her strategy to focus on flights from major European cities to attract business customers. She also stated that 75% of summer seats were already booked but warned the airline was still under pressure from high fuel prices and a rocky economy. EasyJet shares

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