July 30, 2013 / 10:44 AM / 4 years ago

WestJet profit rises; says traffic growth to remain strong

(Reuters) - WestJet Airlines Ltd (WJA.TO), Canada’s No. 2 airline, reported a 5 percent rise in second-quarter profit and said it expected traffic and revenue growth to remain strong in the current quarter.

    Net income rose to C$44.7 million ($43.5 million), or 34 Canadian cents per share, from C$42.5 million, or 31 Canadian cents per share, a year earlier.

    Revenue rose 4 percent to C$843.7 million.

    Reporting by Solarina Ho in Toronto and Bhaswati Mukhopadhyay in Bangalore

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