Surging operating revenue and a spike in fuel costs offset one another at Air China in 2005, resulting in a "satisfactory" 0.85% rise in annual profit attributable to shareholders to CNY2.41 billion ($299.7 million). "As with other carriers, the rising cost of jet fuel was a major challenge for us," CA Chairman Li Jiaxiang said. "Despite this, we remained the most profitable airline among the major carriers in China as we successfully used a number of strategies to improve operations and ...

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