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For those who wonder why AC started ROUGE their LCC

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-22593246

Chief executive Michael O'Leary said: "Delivering a 13% increase in profits and 5% traffic growth despite high oil prices during a European recession is testimony to the strength of Ryanair's ultra-low cost model."

But he warned that growth would be slower in the 2013-14 financial year at Europe's largest budget airline, thanks to rising oil prices and "unjustified higher Eurocontrol and Spanish airport charges".

The company is forecasting net profits in the range of 570m to 600m euros for the coming year.

In March, Ryanair placed an order with Boeing for 175 planes worth £10.3bn ($15.6bn) to be delivered between 2014 and 2018.

The deal will increase its fleet by a third to 400 planes.

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never said it was ultra low cost. But it does give the appearance of bing a LCC. Rouges's overhead will be absorbed within AC and shouldbe lower due to shared services and maintenance.

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There are many aspects of Rouge costs that are Ultra.

The pilots are paid less than mainline and a 767 driver is possibly on par with a WestJet 737 driver

The 767 on Caribbean routes will have seat costs well below most other LCC's just because there are so many seats

If the A319's come with bulked up seating they will be on par or less per seat cost than an EasyJet flight

These crews will operate on longer duty days than mainline and everything will be YYZ start and stop

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