Japan Airlines [JAL] saw its profits slip slightly in the six months through September, but falling fuel prices have prompted the carrier to raise its profitability guidance for its full fiscal year. JAL reported net income of ¥80.3 billion ($736 million) for its fiscal first half, down 2% from ¥81.9 billion in the year-ago period. This contrasted with rival All Nippon Airways (ANA), which a day earlier announced its net profit rose 78% to ¥35.7 billion for the six-month ...

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