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Note 4: Operating loss

a  Operating loss is arrived at after charging/(crediting)

Depreciation, amortisation and impairment of non-current assets:

  Group
£ million 2010 2009
Owned assets 461 381
Finance leased aircraft 144 131
Hire purchased aircraft 67 110
Other leasehold interests 51 50
Impairment charge on goodwill 5
Amortisation of intangible assets 9 17
  732 694

Operating lease costs:

  Group
£ million 2010 2009
Minimum lease rentals
– aircraft 78 82
– property 98 106
Sub-lease rentals received (12) (10)
Net onerous lease provision increase/(release) 2 (1)
  166 177

Cost of inventories:

  Group
£ million 2010 2009
Cost of inventories recognised as an expense, mainly fuel and other 1,984 2,078
Includes: write-down of inventories to net realisable value   2

b  Exceptional items

  Group
£ million 2010 2009
Recognised in operating loss:
Restructuring costs 85 78
Unused tickets (note 2) (109)
Impairment of goodwill (note 18)   5
  85 (26)

During the year the Group incurred restructuring costs mainly relating to the reduction in employees announced during the year.

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