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Japan Airlines falls into operating loss of $186m

Quarterly negative figure for January-March is company's first since relisting

JAL expects to book an operating loss of some $186 million for the three months to March. (Photo by Ken Kobayashi)

TOKYO -- Japan Airlines expects to book an operating loss of some 20 billion yen ($186 million) for the three months to March, compared to 30.6 billion yen profit in the same period a year earlier.

It is the first time since its relisting in 2012 for the company to fall into a quarterly operating loss.

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