Thai Airways, AirAsia and Air China stocks surge

Thai Airways and Thai AirAsia’s parent, AirAsia Bhd, gained considerable ground again yesterday, rising by 6.5% and 5.6%, respectively.

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Air China upgraded, ANA benefits from Shanghai Expo

Air China advanced 4.1% yesterday on the same day Daiwa lifted its target price to HKD10.40, with an unchanged “Outperform" rating, noting the airline will benefit from an “aggressive fare increase”. The carrier is raising premium fares for 43 domestic routes from 15-Jul-2010.

Meanwhile, All Nippon Airways (ANA) stated its international passenger numbers surged 29.1% to 362,066 in May-2010, citing last year’s influenza outbreak (which depressed May-2009 figures) and strong demand for China-bound traffic amid the Shanghai World Expo. The number of ANA passengers to Asian destinations surged 35.4%, while US numbers rose 28.6%.

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Asia Pacific selected airlines daily share price movements (% change): 06-Jul-2010