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Air China Ld
17 April 2018
 

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 AIR CHINA lIMITED

中國國際航空股份有限公司

(a joint stock limited company incorporated in the People's Republic of China with limited liability)

(Stock Code: 00753)

 

ANNOUNCEMENT ON KEY OPERATING DATA OF MARCH 2018

 

 

This announcement enclosing the SSE Announcement  is made  by Air China pursuant  to Rule 13.09  and Rule 13.10B of the Rules Governing the Listing of Securities  on the  Stock  Exchange of Hong  Kong Limited (the "Listing Rules") and the Inside Information Provisions (as defined in the Listing Rules) under Part XIVA of the Securities and Futures Ordinance (Chapter 571 of the Laws of Hong  Kong)  (the "SFO").

The data in the enclosed SSE Announcement was calculated based on the internal statistics of the Group, which may differ from the data disclosed in the relative periodic reports.

Investors are advised to exercise caution in dealing in shares of Air China.

By  Order  of  the Board

         Air  China  Limited
    Zhou Feng       Tam  Shuit Mui

          Joint  Company Secretaries

 

Beijing,  the  PRC, 13 April 2018

As at the date of this announcement, the directors of the Company are Mr. Cai Jianjiang, Mr. Song Zhiyong, Mr. John Robert Slosar, Mr. Wang Xiaokang*, Mr. Liu Deheng*, Mr.  Stanley Hui Hon- chung* and Mr.  Li Dajin*.

 

*     Independent non-executive director of the Company

 

SSE ANNOUNCEMENT

 

The SSE Announcement is written in Chinese, with no official English translation. The English translation is provided solely for reference only. In case of any discrepancy between the two versions, the Chinese version shall prevail. The full version of the SSE Announcement is as follows:

 

AIR CHINA LIMITED

ANNOUNCEMENT ON KEY OPERATING DATA OF MARCH 2018

 

In March 2018, Air China Limited (the "Company"), and its subsidiaries (the "Group") maintained growth in combined passenger traffic (measured by revenue passenger kilometers (the "RPK")) as compared to the same period last year as well as compared to the same period last month. Passenger capacity (measured by available seat kilometers (the "ASK")) and passenger traffic recorded a year-on-year increase of 13.7% and 14.7% respectively.  For domestic routes, passenger capacity and passenger traffic increased by 9.3% and 10.2%, respectively, as compared to the same period last year. For international routes, passenger capacity and passenger traffic increased by 22.8% and 23.3%, respectively, as compared to the same period last year.  Passenger capacity on regional routes increased by 3.2%, and passenger traffic recorded an increase of 15.9%, as compared to the same period last year. The overall passenger load factor was 81.8%, representing an increase of 0.7 percentage points as compared to the same period last year. The passenger load factor for domestic, international and regional routes increased by 0.7, 0.3 and 8.6 percentage points respectively.

 

In terms of cargo operations, in March 2018, cargo and mail traffic (measured by revenue freight tonne kilometers (the "RFTK")) maintained growth as compared to the same period last year. Freight tonnage carried recorded increase on both a year-on-year basis and a month-on-month basis. Cargo capacity (measured by available freight tonne kilometers (the "AFTK")) increased by 11.3% year-on-year. Cargo and mail traffic increased by 7.7% and the volume of cargo and mail carried decreased by 3.0% as compared to the same period last year. The cargo load factor was 53.4% in March 2018, representing a year-on-year decrease of 1.8 percentage points.

 

In March 2018, the Group introduced one A320 and five B737 aircraft, and retired one A320 aircraft. As at the end of March 2018, the Group operated a fleet of 659 aircraft, including 278 self-owned aircraft, 179 aircraft under finance lease and 202 aircraft under operating lease.

 

 

The following table sets forth New Route for March 2018

 

Open route dates

Route

Schedule

Domestic routes

March 25

Tianjin-Harbin

7 flights per week

Tianjin-Yinchuan

7 flights per week

Chengdu-Huai'an

7 flights per week

Hangzhou - Ulanqab - Hailar

3 flights per week

Hangzhou - Xi'an - Karamay

7 flights per week

Tianjin-Maotai-Kunming

3 flights per week

Hohhot - Xi'an

7 flights per week

Hohhot - Yancheng - Guiyang

7 flights per week

Hohhot - Zhengzhou - Xiamen

7 flights per week

Huizhou-Wuhan

7 flights per week

March 26

Tianjin-Huizhou

5 flights per week

Chengdu - Karamay

3 flights per week

March 27

Chengdu - Aba - Lhasa

2 flights per week

Shenzhen - Tianjin - Daqing

2 flights per week

Dalian - Shijiazhuang - Yinchuan

7 flights per week

Dalian - Zhengzhou - Guilin

3 flights per week

March 28

Hohhot - Mianyang

3 flights per week

March 29

Wenzhou-Dalian

3 flights per week

International routes

March 25

Beijing-Barcelona

4 flights per week

March 25

Beijing-Vienna

3 flights per week


 

 

The following table sets forth key operating data for March 2018:

 

 

 

 

 

 

March

2018

 

Year-on-

Year Change

(%)

 

Month- on-

Month Change

(%)

 

 

 

 

Cumulative

2018

Year-on-

Year Cumulative

Change

(%)

I.    Capacity

 

 

 

 

 

1.    ATK (in million)1

3,271.6

12.8

9.7

9,449.8

10.5

Domestic

1,638.6

8.8

6.4

4,735.4

8.2

International

1,535.6

18.1

14.7

4,416.7

13.6

Regional

97.3

3.5

-5.5

297.7

4.7

2.    ASK (in million)2

22,711.3

13.7

8.6

65,741.9

11.0

Domestic

13,579.7

9.3

7.3

39,280.8

8.2

International

8,358.2

22.8

12.6

24,080.1

16.4

Regional

773.4

3.2

-6.3

2,381.0

5.0

3.    AFTK (in million)3

1,222.8

11.3

11.6

3,518.7

9.8

Domestic

416.8

7.1

3.9

1,201.4

7.9

International

781.2

14.0

16.8

2,243.4

11.0

Regional

24.7

5.7

-2.7

73.9

4.1

II. Traffic

 

 

 

 

 

1.    RTK (in million)4

2,311.0

12.5

16.4

6,504.7

9.8

Domestic

1,154.5

8.5

12.7

3,257.5

6.4

International

1,089.5

16.9

21.9

3,046.8

13.6

Regional

66.9

14.8

0.1

200.4

11.2

2.    RPK (in million)5

18,573.0

14.7

7.4

53,332.8

9.7

Domestic

11,386.8

10.2

6.0

32,597.1

7.4

International

6,576.5

23.3

11.6

18,851.3

13.7

Regional

609.8

15.9

-7.3

1,884.4

11.7

3.    RFTK (in million)6

653.2

7.7

34.3

1,802.2

10.8

Domestic

139.6

-1.5

40.5

393.1

1.5

International

503.3

10.6

32.3

1,382.9

13.9

Regional

10.2

8.5

56.6

26.3

6.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

March

2018

 

Year-on-

Year Change

(%)

 

Month- on-

Month Change

(%)

 

 

 

 

Cumulative

2018

Year-on-

Year Cumulative

Change

(%)

4.    Number of Passengers carried (in thousand)

9,358.8

11.4

6.6

26,731.2

7.8

Domestic

7,682.9

9.8

7.1

21,840.8

7.1

International

1,293.2

20.8

9.4

3,687.5

10.4

Regional

382.7

14.8

-10.9

1,202.9

12.9

5.    Total Cargo and Mail carried (in tonnes)

158,717.9

3.0

38.4

438,550.7

5.5

Domestic

87,612.8

-1.7

39.8

246,193.7

0.1

International

63,720.5

9.7

34.4

173,393.6

14.3

Regional

7,384.6

7.3

59.2

18,963.4

5.5

III. Load Factor

 

 

 

 

 

1.    Passenger Load Factor (%)7

81.8

0.7

-0.9

81.1

-0.9

Domestic

83.9

0.7

-1.0

83.0

-0.6

International

78.7

0.3

-0.7

78.3

-1.9

Regional

78.8

8.6

-0.9

79.1

4.7

2.    Cargo and Mail Load Factor (%)8

53.4

-1.8

9.0

51.2

0.5

Domestic

33.5

-2.9

8.7

32.7

-2.1

International

64.4

-2.0

7.5

61.6

1.6

Regional

41.5

1.1

15.7

35.7

0.7

3.    Overall Load Factor (%)9

70.6

-0.2

4.0

68.8

-0.4

Domestic

70.5

-0.2

3.9

68.8

-1.1

International

70.9

-0.7

4.2

69.0

0.0

Regional

68.8

6.7

3.8

67.3

3.9

 

Notes:

 

1.          "ATK(s)" refers to the number of tonnes of capacity available for transportation multiplied by  the  kilometers  flown

 

2.          "ASK(s)"  refers  to the  number  of  seats  available for  sale  multiplied  by the  kilometers  flown

 

3.          "AFTK(s)" refers to the number of tonnes of capacity available for the carriage of cargo  and  mail  multiplied  by  the  kilometers flown

 

4.          "RTK(s)" refers to the revenue load (passenger and cargo) in tonnes multiplied by the kilometers flown

 

5.          "RPK(s)" refers to the number of revenue passengers carried multiplied by the kilometers flown

 

6.          "RFTK(s)" refers to the revenue cargo and mail load in tonnes multiplied by the kilometers flown

 

7.          "Passenger Load Factor" refers  to revenue  passenger kilometers expressed as a  percentage of available   seat  kilometers

 

8.          "Cargo and Mail Load Factor" refers to revenue freight tonne kilometers expressed as a percentage of available  freight  tonne kilometers

 

9.          "Overall Load Factor" refers to RTKs expressed as a percentage of available tonne kilometers

 

The key operating data above was calculated based on the internal statistics of the Group, which may differ from the data disclosed in the relative periodic reports. Investors are hereby reminded of the risks which may results from inappropriate reliance upon or utilization of the information given above.

 

Board of Directors of Air China Limited

Beijing,  the  PRC, 13 April, 2018


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