China Eastern Airlines has placed an order for 15 Airbus A330s in a deal worth $3.63 billion at list prices. It will take delivery of seven aircraft in 2017 and the rest in 2018. As predicted, the Shanghai-based carrier reported a first-half net profit of CNY3.56 billion ($556.4 million), up sharply from a net income of CNY15 million in year-ago half. It credited strong travel demand and lower fuel prices for the much-improved performance. First-half operating revenue rose 3.9% to CNY44.3 ...

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