Japan Airlines narrows H1 loss on cost cuts, forecasts annual loss
Written by on November 2, 2021
November 2, 2021
TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan Airlines Co Ltd (JAL) on Tuesday posted a first-half loss before interest and tax of 151.8 billion yen ($1.34 billion), less than a year ago as it cut costs during the pandemic, and forecast it would report an annual loss.
The prior year, Japan’s second-largest airline had reported a loss before interest and tax of 223.9 billion yen in the six months ended Sept. 30.
JAL forecast it would report a full-year loss before interest and tax of 198 billion yen, having previously said the outlook was too uncertain to provide guidance.
($1 = 113.6800 yen)
(Reporting by Maki Shiraki in Tokyo; Writing by Jamie Freed; Editing by Kim Coghill)