19 July 2012
Korean Air Announces 2012 Q2 Results with Return to Operating Profit Seoul, Korea (19 July, 2012) )

 Korean Air, South Korea’s flagship airline, announced today its financial results for the second quarter of 2012 ended June 30, 2012.

The airline posted operating income of 3,119 billion KRW for the second quarter of 2012, a year-on-year increase of 9.9%. Operating profit turned to black from a loss of 38 billion KRW in the same period of last year to a profit of 100 billion KRW. International passenger and cargo businesses remained the major revenue contributors for the airline, accounting for 56.8% and 25.1% of the operating revenue respectively.

International Passenger Business

During the second quarter of 2012, it saw increased traffic across all routes, including the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS, up 41%), Japan (up 28%), China (up 18%) and Europe (up 15%). International passenger segment recorded a year-on-year growth of 10.1% and 9.0% in passenger traffic and carrying capacity, reaching 16,232 million RPK and 20,540 million ASK respectively. Overseas outbound traffic lifted 18%, with 21% and 15% increase in Korea inbound traffic and transit respectively.

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