Shenzhen Airlines earned a net profit of CNY500 million ($73.1 million) last year, nearly 20 times the CNY26 million surplus posted in 2008. The carrier did not reveal its revenue and expense figures. It transported 15.1 million passengers in 2009, up 27.8%, and enjoyed a 22% jump in cargo traffic to 306 million FTKs. It introduced 14 new aircraft last year, increasing its fleet to 136, and opened 50 new routes. Last month, Shenzhen was granted four additional weekly frequencies across the ...

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