China Eastern Airlines nearly doubled its third-quarter profit, posting net income of CNY976 million ($130.4 million), up 98.7% from the CNY492.9 million earned in the year-ago period. It also reported a net profit of CNY1.04 billion during the nine-month period ended Sept. 30 based on domestic accounting standards, a reversal from a CNY910 million loss in the first nine months of 2006. It attributed the turnaround to improvements in the airline's management and appreciation of the ...

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