Japan's All Nippon Airways (ANA) on Friday posted a net profit of 668 million yen ($8.55 million) in its fiscal first quarter to June, reversing a year-earlier loss.
The carrier's sales rose 12.5 percent from a year ago to 343.19 billion yen as travel demand and the Japanese economy continued its recovery from last year's quake-tsunami disaster.
In the first quarter last year, ANA logged a group operating loss of 8.1 billion yen amid tumbling passenger numbers in the aftermath of the March 11 disasters and meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.
Cost cutting and a recovery in international travel demand helped the nation's second-largest airline post a record operating profit of $1.2 billion in the fiscal year ended in March.
In its latest quarter, ANA said international flight sales rose more than 20 percent on year.
"Travel demand for international passengers as well as visits to Japan, which were badly damaged by the disaster last year, steadily recovered," the company said in a statement.
Rival Japan Airlines, the once-bankrupt carrier that is planning to re-list on the Tokyo exchange next month, said Thursday that its April-June quarter net profit had more than doubled to 26.9 billion yen.