China's airlines earned a collective profit of CNY7.35 billion ($1.07 billion) through the first 11 months of 2009, almost triple the CNY2.53 billion reported in the year-ago period, according to CAAC. Total operating revenue dropped 3% to CNY193.31 billion, while operating expenses fell 3.6% to CNY192.67 billion. Passenger boardings climbed 19.6% to 211.5 million, comprising a 21.8% jump on domestic routes to 198.2 million and a 5.5% fall on international services to 13.3 million. CAAC ...

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