Hainan Airlines earned a net profit in the 2009 first half, according to Chairman Chen Feng, who declined to reveal the exact figure. The carrier is scheduled to release a detailed financial report for the year's first six months at the end of August. HNA posted net income of CNY311 million ($45.4 million) in the first half of 2008. Meanwhile, the company is busy expanding its domestic footprint and revealed that it plans to launch Dalian Airlines in conjunction with the local government. ...

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