Hainan Airlines has posted a 69.78% drop in first-half net profit to CNY148.2 million, as a weakening Chinese yuan impacted earnings at all the country’s airlines.Core revenue grew 2.92% to CNY15.47 bn, while profit attributable to shareholders fell 25.35% to CNY482.8 million.Hainan carried 169.2 million passengers in the first half of the year, 15.62% more than in the same period last year. Passenger load factor grew 0.16% to 86.23%.Capacity as measured in available seat kilometres rose 15.86% as the airline introduced 10 new aircraft.Costs jumped 73% as it recorded a net exchange translation loss of CNY337 million, compared with a
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