Hainan Airlines may ask for government funding - so shares go through the roof
With Asian markets relatively benign on Tuesday, following Wall Street's lead, airline stocks were largely unmoved.
The major exceptions - reflecting a lot of subterranean activity in Beijing - involved Chinese carriers.
The volatility and uncertainty in China's aviation sector was clearly apparent as Hainan's shares were stopped at the 10% upside limit. Despite Hainan Airlines' poor performance, its parent company announced that a request might be made to the Hainan government for bailout funding.
Asia Pacific selected airlines daily share price movements (% change): 09-Dec-08