Chinese carriers continued to suffer falling passenger demand in July. Air China's RPKs decreased by 8.4% from the year-ago month, while passenger boardings fell 6.8% to 3 million and load factor plunged 8.1 points to 73.3%. China Southern Airlines' RPKs slid 4.2% year-over-year and load factor dipped 1.4 points to 75.1%. It is noteworthy that CA's and CZ's international RPKs dropped 13.7% and 13.3% respectively, mainly owing to heightened security measures related to the Beijing Olympics ...

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