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FTSE 100 is lifted by airline industry shares

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The FTSE 100 closed higher on Monday, with airlines flying high and miners in the doldrums.

Shares in Whitbread, the owner of Premier Inn and Costa Coffee, led the risers to finish 2.1% higher at £40.45.

However, International Consolidated Airlines Group, the parent company of British Airways, and easyJet were the day's most consistent gainers.

IAG rose 2% to finish at 611p and easyJet ended 1.4% higher at £13.56.

Precious metals miner Fresnillo began and ended the trading session as the biggest loser, down 3.1% at £15.55.

Miners Antofagasta and Randgold Resources were also major fallers, down 2.7% and 1.6% respectively.