China Airlines reported an after-tax profit of TW$645 million ($19.9 million) in 2005 on record revenues of TW$108.6 billion, according to Taiwan's Government Information Office. Fuel accounted for 45% of the carrier's expenses compared to 27%-28% in recent years. It posted a fourth-quarter loss of TW$362 million but plans to continue expanding its network with the purchase of six aircraft in 2006, comprising four A330s and two freighters.

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