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Chinese aviation industry generates record profits in 2010. Golden era ahead?


Chinese airline profitability continued to soar in 2010 with CAAC stating the nation’s aviation industry reported a full year profit of USD6.6 billion (CNY43.7 billion), considerably ahead of previous forecasts of a USD4.5 billion (CNY30 billion) profit. This marks a threefold surge in profitability from 2009 levels to a record high.

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  • Profits to continue to flow in 2011
  • China Eastern expects profit of USD817m in 2010; ten fold gain from 2009
  • China Southern forecasts fifteen-fold increase in 2010 profits to USD810 mill
  • Air China expects '200%' profit increase in 2010 to USD2.2bn
  • Xiamen Airlines reports 24th consecutive year of profitability in 2010
  • Rising importance of China

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  • CAAC financial/traffic highlights for 2010
  • China Eastern Airlines’ profitability drivers in 2010
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