IN FULL FLIGHT: Tokyo's Haneda airport. All Nippon Airways' half-year net profit soared 78% as an expansion of one of Tokyo's airports boosted international business, earning ¥35.77bn against a ¥20.07bn profit a year earlier. (Yoshikazu Tsuno, AFP)
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