Hainan Airlines reported net income of CNY557 million ($82 million) for the six months ended June 30, more than tripling a CNY175 million profit posted in the year-ago period, on a 42.3% lift in operating revenue to CNY9.6 billion. Operating expenses increased 35.2% to CNY7.4 billion. The Haikou-based carrier attributed the improved performance to "strong growth of domestic market demand" stimulated by robust Chinese economic growth. Passenger boardings rose 12.6% to 9.2 ...

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