All Nippon Airways (ANA) parent company ANA Holdings' net profit fell 46% to yen (Y) 20.1 billion ($205 million) in the first half of 2013, down from Y36.9 billion a year earlier.
The Japanese carrier’s operating revenues rose 5.9% to Y798 billion for the six months ended 30 September, up from Y753 billion a year ago.
ANA’s operating income declined by 43% to Y43.3 billion, while its recurring profit fell 50% to Y31.9 billion.
Revenues for both domestic and international passenger services stood at Y344 billion and Y197 billion respectively.
Operating revenues from its frequent flyer programme, maintenance contracting, inflight sales and Japan AirAsia joint venture rose 18% to Y86.9 billion. However, it did not provide financial results for AirAsia Japan, which ceased operations on 26 October ahead of a relaunch as Vanilla Air from early November.
Domestic RPKs grew by 3.4%, as ASKs rose 4.8%. Passenger load factor, however, declined by 0.8% to 60.9%. It carried 21.4 million passengers, up 2.9% year on year. International RPKs increased 5.2%, while ASKs were up 9.1%. Passenger load factor dipped 2.8% to 74.8%, while its passenger numbers declined 4.3% year on year to 3.17 million.
On the cargo front, domestic cargo revenue declined 3.6% to Y15.2 billion, while international cargo revenues soared 19% to Y49.1 billion. It transported 223,000t domestically, and 334,000t internationally.