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ANNOUNCEMENT ON KEY OPERATING DATA OF MAY 2021

Source: RNS
RNS Number : 2844C
Air China Ld
17 June 2021
 

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中國國際航空股份有限公司

AIR CHINA LIMITED

(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 MAY 2021

 

The enclosed announcement (the "SSE Announcement") was published by Air China Limited ("Air China") on the Shanghai Stock Exchange on 15 June 2021, which contains combined operating data of Air China and its subsidiaries (collectively, the "Group") for May 2021. This announcement enclosing the SSE Announcement is made by Air China pursuant to Rules 13.09 and 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 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 hereby reminded of the risks which may result from inappropriate reliance upon or utilization of the information given above.

 

By Order of the Board 

Air China Limited Zhou Feng

Company Secretary

 

Beijing, the PRC, 15 June 2021

 

As at the date of this announcement, the directors of the Company are Mr. Song Zhiyong, Mr. Feng Gang, Mr. Patrick Healy, Mr. Xue Yasong, Mr. Duan Hongyi*, 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 MAY 2021

 

In May 2021, Air China Limited (the "Company") and its subsidiaries (the "Group") recorded a year- on-year increase and a slight month-to-month decrease in combined passenger traffic (measured by revenue passenger kilometers (the "RPK")). Passenger capacity (measured by available seat kilometers (the "ASK")) recorded a year-on-year increase of 90.1% and passenger traffic recorded a year-on-year increase of 113.1%. For domestic routes, passenger capacity increased by 91.3% and passenger traffic increased by 113.7%, as compared to the same period last year. For international routes, passenger capacity decreased by 2.0% and passenger traffic decreased by 9.1%, as compared to the same period last year. Passenger capacity and passenger traffic on regional routes recorded a large scale increase as compared to the same period last year. The overall passenger load factor was 75.5%, representing an increase of 8.2 percentage points as compared to the same period last year. The passenger load factor for domestic routes increased by 8.1 percentage points and for international routes decreased by 3.4 percentage points as compared to the same period last year, and the passenger load factor for regional routes increased by 57.3 percentage points year-on-year.

 

In terms of cargo operations, cargo capacity (measured by available freight tonne kilometers (the "AFTK")) increased by 1.7% year-on-year. Cargo and mail traffic (measured by revenue freight tonne kilometers (the "RFTK")) increased by 25.4% and the volume of cargo and mail carried increased by 29.9%, as compared to the same period last year. The cargo load factor was 36.3%, representing a year-on-year increase of 6.9 percentage points.

 

In May 2021, the Group introduced one ARJ21 and three A320NEO aircraft. As at the end of May 2021, the Group operated a fleet of 727 aircraft, including 293 self-owned aircraft, 224 aircraft under finance lease and 210 aircraft under operating lease.


The following table sets forth key operating data of May 2021:

 


 

 

 

May 2021

 

Year-on-

Year Change

(%)1

 

Month- on-Month Change

(%)1

 

 

 

Cumulative

2021

Year-on-

Year Cumulative

Change

(%)1

I. Capacity






1. ATK (in million)2

2,539.8

40.5

-4.3

10,878.4

32.6

Domestic

1,880.0

103.1

-5.7

7,848.6

76.6

International

618.7

-29.1

-0.8

2,881.0

-20.1

Regional

41.0

331.8

15.8

148.8

-1.2

2. ASK (in million)3

16,712.7

90.1

-2.2

69,074.7

24.5

Domestic

16,048.6

91.3

-2.6

66,273.2

69.0

International

369.1

-2.0

4.5

1,792.3

-88.2

Regional

295.0

1,073.6

16.6

1,009.3

-11.9

3. AFTK (in million)4

1,034.5

1.7

-7.1

4,656.2

45.5

Domestic

437.2

155.6

-14.6

1,887.4

105.7

International

585.5

-30.2

-1.1

2,719.7

21.4

Regional

11.8

68.5

13.6

49.0

18.6

II. Traffic






1. RTK (in million)5

1,497.0

80.9

-1.6

6,065.2

36.3

Domestic

1,209.9

102.2

-1.2

4,760.5

73.2

International

265.4

16.7

-4.2

1,233.8

-24.2

Regional

21.8

993.6

13.1

70.9

-3.4

2. RPK (in million)6

12,623.9

113.1

-0.7

48,621.8

29.7

Domestic

12,283.4

113.7

-0.9

47,326.1

77.0

International

159.2

-9.1

6.9

738.4

-92.7

Regional

181.4

17,008.1

11.7

557.3

-17.2

3. RFTK (in million)7

375.4

25.4

-3.4

1,735.2

50.2

Domestic

120.5

40.7

-1.1

551.5

40.2

International

251.2

18.6

-4.8

1,168.3

55.3

Regional

3.7

94.8

20.6

15.3

53.2



 

 

 

May 2021

 

Year-on-

Year Change

(%)1

 

Month- on-Month Change

(%)1

 

 

 

Cumulative

2021

Year-on-

Year Cumulative

Change

(%)1

4. Number of Passengers carried (in thousand)

 

8,323.6

 

108.4

 

-1.0

 

32,054.1

 

57.7

Domestic

8,192.5

106.5

-1.1

31,590.7

76.2

International

23.8

-7.3

-1.5

122.1

-93.8

Regional

107.4

17,416.0

8.4

341.3

-21.1

5. Total Cargo and Mail carried (in tonnes)

 

108,630.5

 

29.9

 

-2.3

 

504,053.9

 

39.2

Domestic

74,558.8

36.8

-0.6

339,422.8

36.4

International

31,747.2

14.3

-7.3

154,782.7

45.7

Regional

2,324.5

75.6

19.9

9,848.4

39.7

III.Load Factor






1. Passenger Load Factor (%)8

 

75.5

 

8.2

 

1.2

 

70.4

 

2.9

Domestic

76.5

8.1

1.3

71.4

3.2

International

43.1

-3.4

1.0

41.2

-25.3

Regional

61.5

57.3

-2.7

55.2

-3.5

2. Cargo and Mail Load Factor (%)9

 

36.3

 

6.9

 

1.4

 

37.3

 

1.2

Domestic

27.6

-22.5

3.8

29.2

-13.7

International

42.9

17.7

-1.7

43.0

9.4

Regional

31.1

4.2

1.8

31.3

7.1

3. Overall Load Factor (%)10

58.9

13.2

1.6

55.8

1.5

Domestic

64.4

-0.3

2.9

60.7

-1.2

International

42.9

16.8

-1.5

42.8

-2.3

Regional

53.1

32.1

-1.2

47.6

-1.1


Notes:

 

1.     Change is expressed in percentage in terms of "Capacity" and "Traffic", and is expressed in percentage points in terms of "Load Factor"

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

11.   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 result from inappropriate reliance upon or utilization of the information given above.

 

Board of Directors of Air China Limited 

Beijing, the PRC, 15 June 2021

 

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