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Asiana.(Asia/Pacific)(Brief Article)

The Korean carrier's earnings jumped 11.8% in the 2004 first quarter on the strength of increased business into China.

The outlook for cargo is considered excellent, with the carrier well placed to benefit from strong global demand. It has a fleet of six 747 Combis as well as five 747-400Fs with two on order, giving it great flexibility. Historically the domestic network has been a loss-maker but the airline is downsizing that to focus on regional and international routes, reducing domestic capacity by 20% this year. …

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