China Eastern A340. Photo: Courtesy, Airbus. China Eastern Airlines reported net income of CNY1.76 billion ($259.3 million) for the six months ended June 30, up 78.7% over a CNY985 million profit in the year-ago period. The Shanghai-based carrier's six-month operating revenue climbed 92% to CNY33.6 billion while operating expenses rose 63.6% to CNY27.58 billion, mainly owing to higher fuel prices and costs associated with its merger with Shanghai Airlines (ATW Daily News, ...

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