Air China expects its first-half profit to jump by more than 50% year-over-year from the CNY1.28 billion ($187.3 million) reported in the first six months of 2008. CA credited "stable growth of the domestic market" and lower fuel prices for the improvement. It transported 13.9 million passengers in the first five months of 2009, up 13.7% year-over-year, which included an 18.2% surge in domestic passenger boardings to 11.2 million. It also cited "favorable policy" from Beijing, cost control ...

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