British airline easyJet has raised its profits forecast but spurred shareholders hopes of a lucrative reward.
It expects to report a pretax profit in the range of 740 million euros, as much as 6 percent more than guidance given in July.
The firm still plans to give shareholders a 40 percent pretax profit, above the previous one-third distribution.
The low-cast carrier has reaped higher revenues thanks to a strike by Air France which saw thousands of customers switch.
EasyJet is set to announce its full-year results on Nov 18.