Asiana Posts $72m Q2 Net Loss

South Korean carrier Asiana Airlines has posted an 85.4 billion won ($72.4m) loss for the second quarter of 2015.

Results published on Tuesday (August 11) show the carrier’s loss had widened from the 11.8 billion won ($9.9m) deficit it posted in Q2 2014.

An Asiana spokesperson attributed the further decline in results to passenger business being affected by the outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in May.

Q2 2015 passenger revenue also fell by eight per cent year on year to 1.3 trillion won ($1.1bn) from 1.4 trillion won ($1.2bn).

However, the airline said H1 2015 results had improved, posting a net loss of 25.8 billion won in the first six months of the year compared to H1 2014’s 58.3 billion won ($49.3bn).

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