Cathay Pacific Airways reported a profit of HK$1.67 billion ($214.9 million) for the six months ended June 30, down 5.7% compared to a HK$1.77 billion first-half profit last year as a 27.9% rise in fuel expense dampened strong passenger demand. Passenger and cargo fuel surcharges only partially offset the additional cost. Turnover increased 21.5% to HK$23.88 billion as passengers carried rose 14.5% to 7.3 million, ahead of a 12.2% increase in passenger capacity. Operating expenses, ...

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