We would like to express our deepest gratitude for the support you have provided.
The Japanese economy continued trend of recovery backed by robust corporate performance and a steady global economy including the U.S. economy.
Under such conditions, in the core airline business, following on from the second quarter, the ANA Group has posted record figures for operating revenues, operating income, ordinary income, and net income attributable to owners of the parent as a result of steadily capturing business demand and personal travel demand as well as robust demand for international cargo service from and via Japan in domestic and international services as well as the two LCC brands.
The ANA Group has recently formulated and announced the FY2018-2022 ANA Group Corporate Strategy covering the five years from FY2018.
With the three pillars of (i) expand airline revenue platform, (ii) select and concentrate on existing business, create new business domains, and (iii) utilize open innovation and ICT, we aim to accelerate its growth strategy in the lead up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, and to achieve sustainable growth for 2020 and beyond.
With "safety" as the basic premise we should certainly maintain, the ANA Group will steadily create a management foundation that is unwavering amid changes in the environment, and we will steadily execute plans mentioned in the new Corporate Strategy aimed at achieving our Management Vision "to be the world's leading airline group" and growth beyond this.
We will continue to strive to improve performance across all business lines including the airline business.
We would like to express our sincerest thanks to all our shareholders and investors, and as always, we look forward to your continuous support and patronage of the ANA Group.