WELLINGTON, June 1 Air New Zealand on
Thursday upwardly revised its outlook for 2017, saying it
expected earnings before tax to exceed NZ$525 million ($371.81
The airline had said in reporting its half-year results in
February that it forecast full-year earnings of NZ$475 million
to NZ$525 million.
If the forecast results are met, they would be the airline's
second-highest ever after it posted record earnings before tax
of NZ$663 million in full-year 2016 thanks to a booming New
Zealand economy and record tourism levels.
($1 = 1.4120 New Zealand dollars)
(Reporting by Charlotte Greenfield; Editing by Dan Grebler)