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Japan Airlines.(Asia/Pacific report)(earnings)(Brief Article)

Japan Airlines earned [yen] 82.9 billion ($784.3 million) in the fiscal first half ended Sept. 30, a healthy turnaround from a loss of [yen] 57.6 billion in the SARS-devastated year-ago period. Despite the improvement, however, the carrier reduced its full-year profit outlook to [yen] 23 billion from [yen] 36 billion, citing slower-than-anticipated recovery in international group leisure travel as well as weaker domestic demand, in part owing to the large number of typhoons that hit Japan over the past summer. …

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