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Earnings

Asiana Airlines says quarterly operating loss $237 million on virus impact

FILE PHOTO: A view of the Asiana Airline's head office in Seoul August 8, 2013. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's Asiana Airlines Inc 020560.KS said on Friday its provisional consolidated operating loss for the January-March quarter was 292 billion won ($237 million), after the aviation industry was hit by the coronavirus crisis.

The loss at South Korea’s second-largest airline compares to a 7.2 billion won operating profit in the same quarter last year.

Reporting by Joyce Lee; Editing by Edmund Blairr

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