China Eastern passenger traffic up 8% in July

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China Eastern Airlines' passenger traffic, as measured in RPKs, grew by 7.9% in July, compared with the same period last year.

Its passenger capacity, as measured in ASKs, went up by 11%, while passenger numbers increased by 5.4% to 7.42 million.

The carrier's passenger load factor fell by 2.49 percentage points to 80%.

On domestic routes, the carrier's passenger traffic grew by 6.8% and capacity increased by 11%.

On international routes, its passenger traffic rose by 11%, while capacity climbed by 13%.

On regional routes, the airline's passenger traffic went up by 5.3%, while capacity went up by 11%.

The amount of cargo carried by the airline fell by 1.7% to 114,000t.