] Hana Financial Investment forecast on Sept.27 that Korean Air
-- the nation’s largest commercial airline -- is likely to post record-breaking earnings in the third quarter this year.
Its revenue is estimated to rise 8.9 percent on-year to 3.2 trillion won (US$2.89 billion), while operating profit will surge 68.9 percent to 488.7 billion won.
Consequently, the carrier’s second-half operating profit is set to reach 724 billion won.
Code-sharing services with Delta Airlines to commence in November is also expected to lead to more passengers and profit, Hana added in the report.
By Kim Ji-hyun (firstname.lastname@example.org