Despite high fuel prices, Chinese carriers are entering what analysts predict will be a period of robust growth driven by rising load factors. According to statistics released Friday by CAAC, the Chinese air transport industry flew 3.28 billion RTKs in October, up 16.7% over the year-ago month. Passenger boardings jumped 15.2% to 18.6 million while cargo traffic climbed 19.7% to 1.05 billion ATKs. Load factor rose 4.3 points to 79%. "Traditionally, the fourth quarter is a low season for ...

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