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Japan Airlines Corp. should restructure itself into an airline that can consistently make an operating profit of at least 100 billion yen so it can survive in volatile business conditions, the troubled carrier’s incoming president said in an interview with The Japan Times.

“By securing an operating profit of that amount, we’ll be able to absorb any (negative) impact, whatever happens,” including wars, epidemics and rising fuel prices, said JAL Senior Vice President Haruka Nishimatsu, who was picked earlier this month to replace Chief Executive Officer Toshiyuki Shinmachi.

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