Mar. 26, 2012 (China Knowledge) - China Eastern Airlines Co Ltd<600115
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Basic earnings per share were RMB 0.43 last year, and no dividend was declared for 2011.
The air carrier's revenue rose 12% year on year to RMB 83.98 billion in 2011, of which RMB 78.68 billion was generated by transportation business, up 14.1% year on year.
In 2011, the company's air passenger volume climbed 5.9% to 68.73 million from 64.93 million in 2010, and passenger load factor rose 0.91 percentage points year on year to 78.89%.
Cargo and mail throughput fell 1.49% year on year to 1.44 million metric tons in the period, and cargo load factor grew 1.44 percentage points to 61.81%.