Japan Airlines (JAL) announced a net profit in the April-June period fell 31.9 percent to 18.33 billion yen (187 million dollars), after rival All Nippon Airways reported a loss due to soaring fuel costs.
JAL, which re-listed its shares in Tokyo last year after a bankruptcy restructuring high performance, reported sales totaled 294.1 billion yen, up 2.6 percent.
While the carrier did not give specific reasons for lower profits, where a sharp decline in the yen exchange rate has boosted the price of fuel is predominantly dollar-denominated purchases. Fuel is one of the biggest cost element for the aviation industry.
Four months Boeing Dreamliner in-“grounded” also hit two largest airlines in Japan, where ANA said on Tuesday that the crisis has helped drag losses of 6.6 billion yen for the three months to June.
For the fiscal year to March 2014 JAL retaining previous forecast unchanged, the net profit of 118 billion yen in total sales of 1.272 trillion yen, reported AFP.