Lufthansa Group has reported nine-month net profit of €482 million ($613.4 million), a €235 million improvement on the year-ago period. Despite eight pilot strike actions since April, which cost the carrier €170 million in a difficult third quarter, Lufthansa Group remains confident it will achieve its 2014 target of around €1 billion in operating profit—excluding the impact of any further strike action. The carrier expected its 2015 operating profit to be only ...

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