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JAL mired in red with international traffic down 97%

Passenger uptick in Japan helps narrow quarterly losses

Japan Airlines' operating loss apparently came to about 85 billion yen in the July to September quarter. (Photo by Karina Nooka)

TOKYO -- Japan Airlines is expected to report another big loss for the July-September quarter as international traffic remains in a pandemic-induced slump.

The carrier's operating loss apparently came to about 85 billion yen ($812 million), compared with a 60.2 billion yen profit a year earlier. Revenue sank 70% to around 110 billion yen, with passenger traffic on international flights down 97%.

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