Chinese airlines reported an aggregate net income of CNY12.78 billion ($1.98 billion) for the first half of 2011, up 26% over a net profit of CNY10.14 billion reported in the year-ago period. Passenger boardings climbed 9.8% to 139 million. Passengers carried on domestic routes rose 10% and international boardings increased 8.2%. Average load factor improved 2.5 points to 81.3%. Cargo traffic dropped 0.4% to 2.66 million tonnes. Cargo traffic on domestic routes increased by 1.4% and ...

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