[photopress:boeing_aviation_expands_1.jpg,full,alignright]According to the civil aviation regulator passengers carried by Chinese airlines rose 16.7% over the same period last year to 86.7 million in the first half of 2007.
The General Administration of Civil Aviation of China (CAAC) reported domestic passengers increased by 16.2% to 78.8 million while international passengers reached 7.9 million, up 21.8%.
Cargo traffic carried by Chinese airlines rose 15.3% to 1.83 million tons with domestic cargo growing by 11.3% to 1.32 million tons and that for international routes of 508,000 tons, up 27.2%.
During the period, revenues generated by China’s civil aviation sector rose 18.3% to RMB121.8 billion while net profit reached RMB4.62 billion, up RMB4.97 billion from the same period last year.
Registered aircraft in the civil aviation sector in China totaled 1,054 at the end of June, an increase of 56% over six months ago.
Source: China View