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China’s airlines reports profits in Sep-2009, as domestic traffic recovery gathers pace

21-Oct-2009

CAAC stated the country’s civil aviation industry (airports, airlines and related sectors) reported a profit of USD127 million on revenues of USD4.0 billion in Sep-2009. This compares to loss of USD325 million in Sep-2008. [2560 words]

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Subheadings:

  • China traffic on the improve: international passenger levels back to growth
  • 70,000 cross-Strait passengers per week in Sep-2009
  • Tourism revenue on the rise, thanks to booming domestic demand
  • Double-digit cargo growth again in Aug-2009 and Sep-2009
  • Continued growth among the majors in Sep-2009
  • China Eastern: Double digit passenger growth in Sep-2009
  • Air China:  Growth trend continues but softens marginally month-on-month
  • China Southern: China’s largest carrier by pax, with numbers continuing to grow
  • Hainan Airlines in rapid growth phase  
  • Spring Airlines outperforms its smaller/private carrier rivals
  • Freight back to double-digit growth in the Mainland
  • Growth ahead for Oct-2009 with busy National Day Holiday
  • Increased capacity leads to rising demand for jet fuel
  • Domestic price alliance collapses
  • CAAC to provide support for air cargo operators
  • Outlook: Fastest growing aviation market in the world continues to grow, but profitability remains a concern

Graphs and data:

  • CAAC passenger numbers growth by domestic and international: Sep-2008 to Sep-2009
  • CAAC passenger numbers growth and cargo volume growth: Sep-2008 to Sep-2009
  • CAAC traffic highlights: Sep-2009
  • Cathay, Hainan Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern and Air China passenger number growth: Jan-2007 to Sep-2009
  • China Eastern Airlines traffic highlights: Sep-2009
  • Cathay, Hainan Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern and Air China passenger load factor (ppts) growth: Jan-2007 to Sep-2009
  • Air China traffic highlights: Sep-2009
  • Air China total RPK & ASK growth: Sep-2008 to Sep-2009
  • China Southern Airlines traffic highlights: Sep-2009
  • Cathay, Hainan Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern and Air China capacity (ASKs) growth: Jan-2007 to Sep-2009
  • Hainan Airlines traffic highlights: Sep-2009        
  • Cathay, Hainan Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern and Air China traffic (RPKs) growth: Jan-2007 to Sep-2009
  • Passenger numbers trends for the smaller Chinese airlines:  May-2008 to Jul-2009
  • Cathay, Hainan Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern and Air China freight (FTKs) growth: Jan-2007 to Sep-2009
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