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The group net profits of Japan’s two major airlines grew in the April-September first half on firm demand from business fliers for both domestic and international flights, according to their earnings reports.

ANA Holdings Inc., the parent of Japan’s biggest carrier All Nippon Airways Co., reported Wednesday a record consolidated net profit of ¥118.3 billion ($1.04 billion) for the six-month period, up about 2.1-fold from a year earlier, while Japan Airlines Co. recorded a 9.2 percent rise to ¥77.9 billion.

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