China Eastern Airlines reported a net profit of CNY3.42 billion ($555.8 million) in 2014, up 45% over a net income of CNY2.38 billion in 2013. Full-year operating revenue rose 1.9% to CNY89.75 billion while operating expenses were down 1% to CNY79.64 billion. The carrier said the increased profits were due to a robust growth in domestic market demand, despite a domestic capacity increase and intensified competition. Passenger boardings jumped 6% to 83.8 million with an average load factor ...

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