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Air China’s Net Profit CNY 239 Million In Q1, Down 85% YoY

|Includes: Air China, Ltd. (AICAF)

Source: Air China Ltd., ChinaScope Financial (Data)

+ Air China Ltd. released its first-quarter financial report on April 26, showing that net profit attributable to shareholders of the listed company was CNY 239 million, down 85.70% year-on-year in Q1.

+ Due to higher jet fuel prices, Air China's net profit attributable to shareholders of the parent company went down by CNY 1.43 billion year-on-year. In addition, foreign exchange gains and investment returns also decreased year-on-year.

+ The company also announced a private placement plan, which aims to raise CNY 1.05 billion via shares selling to the controlling shareholder China National Aviation Holding Company (CNAH). CNY 1 billion of the raised amount will be used for two energy-saving projects and for repaying bank loans used when the company increased its holdings in Cathay Pacific Airways.

Both revenue growth and margins are dismal.

Key operation data indicated a weak trend of Air China's revenue in 2012.