January 31, 2018 / 6:12 AM / 6 months ago

Japan Airlines 9-month profit up 5.8 pct on buoyant passenger demand

TOKYO, Jan 31 (Reuters) - Japan Airlines Co (JAL) posted a 5.8 percent rise in operating profit in the nine months to December, citing buoyant demand from inbound and outbound travellers.

Operating profit for the nine months was 145.2 billion yen ($1.34 billion), up from 137.3 billion yen in the same period a year earlier.

The company maintained its full-year operating forecast at 166 billion yen for the year ending March.

$1 = 108.7000 yen Reporting by Sam Nussey; Editing by Jacqueline Wong

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