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China Eastern.(Asia/Pacific)(Brief Article)

As expected after SARS, the Shanghai-based carrier posted a large loss of 1.3 billion yuan ($156.8 million) for the year ended Dec. 31. However, growing demand and robust regional economies bode well for a return to profitability, although clouding the horizon is the news that CAAC will open Shanghai to all domestic airlines from April. The Shanghai Airport Authority's call for full liberalization of international services there was turned down after howls of protest from China Eastern and Shanghai Airlines. …

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