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China Southern’s “long period of hardship” sets in


China Southern Airlines Chairman Liu Shaoyong’s prediction in Aug-08 of a “long period of hardship” is in evidence in that month’s traffic data. Mr Liu stated that Chinese airlines are saddled with three major burdens; “insufficient market demand, fierce competition and high oil prices”. [393 words]

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  • China Southern Airlines' passenger number growth vs cargo volume growth: Jan-07 to Aug-08
  • China Southern Airlines' passenger traffic (RPK) growth (% change year-on-year) : Jan-07 to Aug-08
  • Airlines' passenger capacity (ASK) growth: (% change year-on-year) : Jan-07 to Aug-08
  • China Southern Airlines' systemwide passenger load factor growth (ppts change year-on-year): Jan-07 to Aug-08
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