Japan Airlines parent JAL Group reported net income for its fiscal first half ended Sept. 30 of ¥36.6 billion ($373.4 million), a more than fivefold increase from ¥7.3 billion in the year-ago period, crediting aircraft downsizing, route restructuring, cost cutting and new premium product strategies on international routes. JAL pointed to a 4% year-over-year reduction in expenses to ¥1.04 trillion even though fuel costs rose "significantly" as a key reason it increased ...

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