Korean Air ends losses

Robust passenger demand helps carrier to make a profit in Q3

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Korean Air Lines made profits in the third quarter with robust passenger demand on international routes. Cargo, however, remained low. In Q3 ending on September 30, the carrier made a consolidated net profit of $308 million from a net loss of $489.31 million a year earlier.

According to a release, the introduction of fuel-efficient jets on long-haul routes such as New York helped save costs and travel demand on the profitable lines also increased.