first_img<a href=”” target=”_blank”><img src=”;cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&amp;n=a5c63036″ border=”0″ alt=””></a> Qantas is predicting a six month profit from July to December end of between AU$50 million and AU$150 million as it sees an improvement in operating conditions.A full financial year 2009/2010 projection was not provided by Qantas, but the investor update reflects the greater market confidence, despite the profit figure falling from last year’s AU$210 million six month profit.“Operating conditions have improved when compared to the second half of the 2008/09 financial year with passenger volumes and yield improving,” said Qantas in a statement.“High levels of volatility in the economic outlook, industry capacity, passenger demand, fuel prices and exchange rates continue.”The wide forecast comes as Qantas announces its November traffic results which show that it carried some 3.48 million passengers in the month, or a 9.7% increase when compared to the same month in 2008.Qantas’ international services were still struggling to fill its cabins, carrying 482,000 passengers for the month, or a 22.6% drop when compared to November 2008.In contrast Jetstar international carried 335,000 passengers, growing its passenger base by129.8%. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: W.Xlast_img read more