Faced with rising fuel costs and a weakened Chinese yuan against the US dollar, China Eastern Airlines reported a 42.1% decline in operating profits to CNY5.8 billion ($844 million) for the first nine months of 2018, compared to the same period last year. Net profit for the period was CNY4.2 billion, putting the Shanghai-based airline second behind Air China in earnings among the country’s big three airlines. While operating revenues increased 13.4% to CNY87.9 billion ...

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