The addition of Dragonair accounts into Cathay Pacific's books, along with higher yields and robust demand, helped the Hong Kong-based airline group lift its profit attributed to shareholders for the six months ended June 30 by 54.7% to HK$2.58 billion ($329.57 million) from HK$1.67 billion in the year-ago semester. Group turnover rose 27.9% to HK$34.63 billion and expenses climbed 25.2% to HK$26.29 billion. Operating profit was up 50.7% to HK$3.19 billion compared to HK$2.12 billion. ...

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