JAL says Dreamliner grounding will cut 4 billion yen from op profit

TOKYO, April 30 Tue Apr 30, 2013 2:46am EDT

TOKYO, April 30 (Reuters) - Japan Airlines Co Ltd said on Tuesday the grounding of Boeing Co's 787 Dreamliner from mid-January to May will cut an estimated 4 billion yen ($40.75 million) from its operating profit.

JAL, which has seven Dreamliner jets, is set to start test flights early next month with the aim of returning to normal 787 operations in June.