ANA Group's profit of ¥33.2 billion ($282.7 million) for the first half of the fiscal year ended Sept. 30 represented a 68.8% increase over the ¥19.7 billion earned in the year-ago period and the highest half-year profit in the carrier's 54-year history. The year-over-year increase was due in part to an extraordinary loss in the previous fiscal year resulting from a change in accounting methods, but also is "evidence of the recovering Japanese economy and the increasing demand for ...

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