Japanese carrier All Nippon Airways has posted a net income of Y15.3 billion ($168 million) for its fiscal third quarter, up by 4.3% from a year earlier.
Its operating revenue for the three months ended 31 December increased by 13.9% year on year to Y379 billion, while operating expenses increased by 22.7% to Y347 billion and operating income declined by 8.7% to Y32.2 billion.
For the first nine months of its fiscal year 2012/13, ANA reported a 54.6% year on year increase in net profit to yen (Y) 52.2 billion.
Its nine-month operating revenue rose by 5.8% year on year to Y1.13 trillion, while operating expenses rose by 4.7% to Y1.02 trillion and operating income rose by 18% to Y108 billion compared with the same period a year earlier.
The airline's domestic passenger revenue for the first nine months of the 2012 was at Y516 billion, an increase of 3.8% compared with a year earlier.
Domestic RPKs and ASKs rose by 6.4% and by 4.3% respectively, while its load factor increased by 1.2 percentage points to 62.5% for the period.
The airline carried 31.6 million domestic passengers in the first nine months of the 2012, up by 6.8% compared with the same period a year earlier.
For the international passengers, revenue for the period was at Y264.9 billion, an increase of 9.5% year on year.
The carrier's international RPKs increased by 15.1% and ASKs increased by 10.5%, while its load factor increased by 3 percentage points to 75.8%.
The airline carried 4.77 million international passengers in the first nine months of FY2012/13, up by 10% compared with the same period a year earlier.
On the cargo front, ANA carried 359,000t of freight in the domestic market, up by 0.3% from 358,000t in the same period a year earlier.
In the international market, the airline carried 463,000t of freight, up by 8.2% from 428,000t a year ago.
For the financial year ending 31 March 2013, ANA expects an operating revenue of Y1.47 trillion, an operating income of Y110 billion and a net profit of Y40 billion.