The Shanghai-based airline's third quarter profit compared with a profit of 673.17 mln yuan for the year ago period.
China Eastern said that fuel prices climbed and core business costs rose 27 pct during the quarter over a year ago but it benefited from a higher value for the yuan currency.
The airline said it had core revenues of 10.34 bln yuan for the quarter against 8.28 bln yuan a year ago.
The airline had a loss of 970.23 mln yuan for the nine months against a profit of 262.72 mln for the same period last year. Revenues for the nine months were 26.71 bln yuan against 18.33 bln yuan.
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