Air China reported a 2017 net profit of CNY7.2 billion ($1.1 billion), up 6.3% over net income of CNY6.8 billion in 2016 as market demand continues to grow. Operating revenue increased 7.7% to CNY121.4 billion. Passenger traffic revenue grew 6.4% to CNY106.7 billion and cargo traffic revenue jumped 23.5% to CNY10.3 billion. Operating expenses were up 15% to CNY100.3 billion and fuel costs rose 29.2% to CNY28.4 billion. Passenger boardings rose 5.2% to 101.6 million with an average load ...

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