Alpha issues profit warning

<p>Alpha Airports Group, provider of airline catering services and operator of the World News and Bookbound travel shops, has issued a profit warning despite a "strong year" for its book sales.

The company expects pre-tax profit to be &#163;18.5m for the year to end-January, some &#163;2.5m under its previous forecasts. The shortfall is attributed to higher-than-anticipated costs being incurred to grow its Australia Flight Services business and return its Amsterdam Flight Services business to profit.

The company's retail businesses have achieved like-for-like annual sales growth of over 11%...

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