ANNOUNCEMENT ON KEY OPERATING DATA OF JUNE 2021

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Air China Ld
16 July 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 JUNE 2021

 

The enclosed announcement (the "SSE Announcement") was published by Air China Limited ("Air China") on the Shanghai Stock Exchange on 15 July 2021, which contains combined operating data of Air China and its subsidiaries (collectively, the "Group") for June 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 July 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 JUNE 2021

 

In June 2021, Air China Limited (the "Company"), and its subsidiaries (the "Group") recorded a year- on-year increase and a 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 32.1% and passenger traffic recorded a year-on-year increase of 41.0%. For domestic routes, passenger capacity increased by 31.5% and passenger traffic increased by 41.2%, as compared to the same period last year. For international routes, passenger capacity decreased by 17.3% and passenger traffic decreased by 34.6%, as compared to the same period last year. Passenger capacity and passenger traffic on regional routes recorded large scale increases, as compared to the same period last year. The overall passenger load factor was 71.6%, representing an increase of 4.5 percentage points as compared to the same period last year. The passenger load factor for domestic routes increased by 5.0 percentage points and for international routes decreased by 12.9 percentage points, as compared to the same period last year, and the passenger load factor for regional routes increased by 56.8 percentage points year on year.

 

In terms of cargo operations, cargo capacity (measured by available freight tonne kilometers (the "AFTK")) decreased by 0.1% year on year. Cargo and mail traffic (measured by revenue freight tonne kilometers (the "RFTK")) increased by 11.3% and the volume of cargo and mail carried increased by 7.2%, as compared to the same period last year. The cargo load factor was 40.6%, representing a year-on-year increase of 4.1 percentage points.

 

In June 2021, the Group introduced two A320NEO aircraft, one A321NEO aircraft, retired one A321 aircraft. As at the end of June 2021, the Group operated a fleet of 729 aircraft, including 293 self- owned aircraft, 229 aircraft under finance lease and 207 aircraft under operating lease.


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

 


 

 

 

June 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

2,012.1

16.6

-20.8

12,928.4

30.0

Domestic

1,413.6

38.6

-24.9

9,300.0

69.6

International

561.1

-19.0

-9.3

3,442.1

-19.9

Regional

37.4

189.1

-8.7

186.2

13.9

2. ASK (in million)3

13,048.6

32.1

-22.0

82,499.9

25.8

Domestic

12,441.4

31.5

-22.6

79,091.2

61.9

International

322.8

-17.3

-12.6

2,115.0

-86.4

Regional

284.4

922.7

-3.6

1,293.7

10.2

3. AFTK (in million)4

836.5

-0.1

-19.1

5,496.6

36.1

Domestic

295.0

74.0

-32.4

2,186.4

100.8

International

532.0

-19.0

-9.1

3,251.8

12.2

Regional

9.4

-7.9

-20.6

58.4

13.4

II. Traffic






1. RTK (in million)5

1,172.6

30.9

-21.8

7,264.7

35.6

Domestic

904.6

36.0

-25.3

5,692.0

66.2

International

247.8

8.4

-6.6

1,481.6

-20.2

Regional

20.2

686.2

-7.3

91.1

19.9

2. RPK (in million)6

9,340.7

41.0

-26.1

58,252.6

31.7

Domestic

9,014.7

41.2

-26.7

56,630.9

70.3

International

156.5

-34.6

-1.7

894.8

-91.3

Regional

169.6

21,397.9

-6.5

726.9

7.8

3. RFTK (in million)7

339.5

11.3

-9.6

2,075.8

42.0

Domestic

102.1

7.4

-15.3

654.9

33.8

International

234.0

12.9

-6.8

1,402.3

46.2

Regional

3.3

33.5

-9.7

18.7

49.2



 

 

 

June 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)

 

6,285.6

 

41.0

 

-24.7

 

38,610.7

 

55.0

Domestic

6,161.7

39.4

-25.0

38,023.4

69.2

International

23.7

-34.1

-0.4

145.8

-92.7

Regional

100.2

15,340.5

-6.7

441.5

1.9

5. Total Cargo and Mail carried (in tonnes)

 

95,368.7

 

7.2

 

-12.3

 

600,504.5

 

32.9

Domestic

63,985.7

6.7

-14.3

404,490.4

30.7

International

29,191.7

6.6

-8.0

183,974.4

37.7

Regional

2,191.3

33.8

-5.7

12,039.7

38.6

III. Load Factor






1. Passenger Load Factor (%)8

 

71.6

 

4.5

 

-4.0

 

70.6

 

3.2

Domestic

72.5

5.0

-4.1

71.6

3.6

International

48.5

-12.9

5.4

42.3

-24.0

Regional

59.6

56.8

-1.9

56.2

-1.3

2. Cargo and Mail Load Factor (%)9

 

40.6

 

4.1

 

4.3

 

37.8

 

1.6

Domestic

34.6

-21.5

7.0

30.0

-15.0

International

44.0

12.4

1.1

43.1

10.0

Regional

35.4

11.0

4.3

32.0

7.7

3. Overall Load Factor (%)10

58.3

6.3

-0.7

56.2

2.3

Domestic

64.0

-1.2

-0.4

61.2

-1.3

International

44.2

11.2

1.3

43.0

-0.1

Regional

53.9

34.1

0.8

48.9

2.5


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

 

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 July 2021

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