LONDON Oct 6 easyJet said annual profit
would fall by over 25 percent this year, its first drop since
2009, after disruption, security concerns and exchange rate
headwinds hit the British airline.
easyJet guided that pretax profit would come in between 490
million pounds and 495 million pounds ($629 million) for the
year ended Sept. 30 2016, providing guidance for the first time
this year after it warned in July that uncertainty meant it
could not give a forecast.
Analysts had expected easyJet to report pretax profit of
about 497 million pounds.
($1 = 0.7868 pounds)
(Reporting by Sarah Young; editing by Kate Holton)