Bright spots in second quarter fail to mask continued airline losses

Korean Air aircraft at Seoul Incheon airport June 2021

Source: Photo Atrium/

While the airline sector as a whole remains firmly in the red as it struggles to shake free from grip of the global pandemic, recent weeks have seen at least carriers in pockets of the industry post profits of some kind in the second quarter.

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