China Eastern Airlines parent China Eastern Air Holding Co. posted a net profit of CNY2.21 billion ($326.7 million) for the first half of 2010, a better-than-threefold increase over the CNY600 million earned in the prior-year period. The airline cited a strong domestic market rebound and synergies achieved through its merger with Shanghai Airlines (ATW Daily News, July 1). CEAH GM and CEA Chairman Liu Shaoyong previously had said the company needed to "survive first" through ...

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