China Eastern A319. Photo: Courtesy, Airbus Strong domestic demand helped fuel a 26.1% jump in China Eastern Airlines’ (CEA) net profit for the first half of the year. The Shanghai-based carrier reported a net profit of CNY2.452 billion ($384 million) compared with net income of CNY1.944 billion for the same period last year. The carrier said robust growth of domestic market demand and the synergy effect of its merger with Shanghai Airlines were driving factors. Operating ...

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