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JAL's net profit in H1 slips 17.8% to US$833m

Strong yen, rising fuel costs bite into bottom line but it is bullish for full year

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Tough times: In a half that saw the grounding of its Dreamliners, JAL made 81.94b yen, with an operating profit that was down 14.6% at 95.84b. - PHOTO: BLOOMBERG

[TOKYO] Japan Airlines (JAL) said yesterday net profit for the six months to September dropped 17.8 per cent to US$833 million, as the strong yen and rising fuel costs bit into its bottom line. But it boosted its outlook for the full year, striking an optimistic note on prospects for customer

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