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China Eastern calls for total overhaul of Chinese airline industry as freight demand crumbles

13-Feb-2009

The Chinese Government’s star recruit to help sort out the mess at China Eastern Airlines, Liu Shaoyong, has reiterated calls for the complete restructuring of the Chinese airline sector to reduce cut-throat competition in the domestic market and improve its overall international competitiveness. [768 words]

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Subheadings:

  • Aims to trim losses "substantially" this year
  • January passenger traffic helped by early New Year
  • Decreases fuel surcharges

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  • China Eastern Airlines restructuring programme: 2009
  • China Eastern Airlines passenger number growth and cargo volume growth: Feb-08 to Jan-09
  • China Eastern Airlines international vs domestic passenger numbers growth: Feb-08 to Jan-09
  • China Eastern Airlines international vs domestic passenger capacity growth: Feb-08 to Jan-09
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