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June 15, 2024
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Japan Airlines (JAL) has ended a loss-making period during the pandemic and produced both an operating and net profit for the first six months of FY23. The airline has raised its full-year guidance.

JAL reported a net profit attributable to shareholders of ¥61.671 billion compared to ¥-2.158 billion between March and September last year. Revenues were up to ¥820.9 billion from ¥618.5 billion. Operating expenses increased to ¥736.7 billion from ¥637.4 billion, with fuel costs up by 109.8 percent to ¥170 billion. The result is an operating profit of ¥88.387 billion, up from ¥-4.120 billion last year, and an EBIT margin of 11.1 percent. The results confirm a trend seen in the first quarter of FY23.


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Richard Schuurman
Active as a journalist since 1987, with a background in newspapers, magazines, and a regional news station, Richard has been covering commercial aviation on a freelance basis since late 2016. Richard is contributing to AirInsight since December 2018. He also writes for Airliner World, Aviation News, Piloot & Vliegtuig, and Luchtvaartnieuws Magazine. Twitter: @rschuur_aero.