China Eastern Airlines reported a third-quarter net profit of CNY3.5 billion ($517 million), up 95.5% over a net income of CNY1.8 billion in the year-ago quarter. Third-quarter operating revenue rose 5.2% to CNY29.1 billion while operating expenses increased 8.4% to CNY22.2 billion. The Shanghai-based carrier credited robust market demand growth, lower fuel prices and the reduction of currency exchange losses as main reasons for the much-improved performance. For the first nine ...

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