Hainan Airlines (HU) reported a first-half net profit of CNY669.52 million ($104.7 million), up 20.2% compared to net income of CNY556.83 million in the year-ago period, owing to “robust growth of domestic market demand.” Operating revenue jumped 19.6% to CNY11.56 billion while operating expenses rose 18.1% to CNY8.74 billion. Passenger boardings rose 4.3% to 9.6 million with an average load factor of 83.7%, up 2.5 points year-over-year. Cargo traffic volume decreased 2.3% to ...

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