6-K 1 d690520d6k.htm FORM 6-K Form 6-K

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM 6-K

 

 

Report of Foreign Private Issuer

Pursuant to Rule 13a-16 or 15d-16

under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

For the month of January 2019

Commission File Number: 001-14550

 

 

China Eastern Airlines Corporation Limited

(Translation of Registrant’s name into English)

 

 

Board Secretariat’s Office

5/F, Block A2, Northern District, CEA Building

36 Hongxiang 3rd Road, Minhang District

Shanghai, China 200335

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

 

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SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

 

    China Eastern Airlines Corporation Limited
                    (Registrant)
Date January 16, 2019                 By  

/s/ Wang Jian

    Name:   Wang Jian
    Title:   Company Secretary

 

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Certain statements contained in this announcement may be regarded as “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which may cause the actual performance, financial condition or results of operations of the Company to be materially different from any future performance, financial condition or results of operations implied by such forward-looking statements. Further information regarding these risks, uncertainties and other factors is included in the Company’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The forward-looking statements included in this announcement represent the Company’s views as of the date of this announcement. While the Company anticipates that subsequent events and developments may cause the Company’s views to change, the Company specifically disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements, unless required by applicable laws. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing the Company’s views as of any date subsequent to the date of this announcement.

 

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Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited and The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited take no responsibility for the contents of this announcement, make no representation as to its accuracy or completeness and expressly disclaim any liability whatsoever for any loss howsoever arising from or in reliance upon the whole or any part of the contents of this announcement.

 

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

(Stock code: 00670)

INSIDE INFORMATION

OVERSEAS REGULATORY ANNOUNCEMENT

ANNOUNCEMENT ON OPERATING DATA FOR DECEMBER 2018

 

This overseas regulatory announcement is made 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 under the Listing Rules) under Part XIVA of the Securities and Futures Ordinance (Chapter 571 of the Laws of Hong Kong).

China Eastern Airlines Corporation Limited (the “Company”) and all members of the board of directors confirm that the information contained in this announcement is true, accurate and complete, and no misrepresentations, misleading statements or material omissions are contained herein.

 

I.

OPERATING DATA

 

     Estimated
amount
completed
in
December
2018
     Actual
amount
completed
in
December
2017
     Year-
on-year
increase
   

Total
estimated
amount
completed

in January
to

December
2018

    

Total actual
amount
completed

in January

to

December
2017

     Year-
on-year
increase
 

Passenger Transportation Data

                

ASK (available seat-kilometres) (millions)

     21,285.23        19,418.78        9.61     244,268.34        225,996.28        8.09

— Domestic routes

     13,434.90        12,087.85        11.14     153,549.58        141,067.10        8.85

— International routes

     7,316.47        6,814.85        7.36     84,335.32        78,980.87        6.78

— Regional routes

     533.87        516.08        3.45     6,383.44        5,948.32        7.31

RPK (revenue passenger-kilometres) (millions)

     16,972.37        15,432.10        9.98     200,929.81        183,181.98        9.69

— Domestic routes

     10,712.99        9,750.20        9.87     128,419.74        117,033.08        9.73

— International routes

     5,814.49        5,272.42        10.28     67,216.30        61,390.58        9.49

— Regional routes

     444.88        409.49        8.64     5,293.77        4,758.33        11.25

 

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     Estimated
amount
completed
in
December
2018
     Actual
amount
completed
in
December
2017
     Year-
on-year
increase
   

Total
estimated
amount
completed

in January

to

December
2018

    

Total actual
amount
completed

in January

to

December
2017

     Year-
on-year
increase
 

Number of passengers carried (thousands)

     10,016.41        9,221.65        8.62     121,125.62        110,811.40        9.31

— Domestic routes

     8,305.53        7,664.94        8.36     101,161.82        92,621.36        9.22

— International routes

     1,381.07        1,253.04        10.22     16,095.66        14,676.05        9.67

— Regional routes

     329.82        303.67        8.61     3,868.14        3,513.99        10.08

Passenger load factor (%)

     79.74        79.47        0.27 pts      82.26        81.06        1.20 pts 

— Domestic routes

     79.74        80.66        -0.92 pts      83.63        82.96        0.67 pts 

— International routes

     79.47        77.37        2.10 pts      79.70        77.73        1.97 pts 

— Regional routes

     83.33        79.35        3.99 pts      82.93        79.99        2.94 pts 

Freight Transportation Data AFTK (available freight tonne-kilometres) (millions)

     739.64        641.07        15.38     8,008.00        6,796.98        17.82

— Domestic routes

     256.73        222.18        15.55     2,767.34        2,275.26        21.63

— International routes

     467.71        402.39        16.23     5,047.65        4,344.94        16.17

— Regional routes

     15.20        16.50        -7.90     193.02        176.78        9.19

RFTK (revenue freight tonne-kilometres) (millions)

     230.38        234.05        -1.57     2,584.79        2,458.22        5.15

— Domestic routes

     86.14        84.89        1.47     882.28        894.09        -1.32

— International routes

     141.43        145.62        -2.87     1,667.35        1,527.14        9.18

— Regional routes

     2.81        3.54        -20.75     35.16        36.98        -4.93

Weight of freight carried (million kg)

     85.48        86.42        -1.08     915.47        894.26        2.37

— Domestic routes

     62.74        62.92        -0.29     645.34        645.88        -0.08

— International routes

     20.34        20.48        -0.68     239.91        217.02        10.55

— Regional routes

     2.41        3.02        -20.25     30.22        31.36        -3.65

Freight load factor (%)

     31.15        36.51        -5.36 pts      32.28        36.17        -3.89 pts 

— Domestic routes

     33.55        38.21        -4.66 pts      31.88        39.30        -7.41 pts 

— International routes

     30.24        36.19        -5.95 pts      33.03        35.15        -2.12 pts 

— Regional routes

     18.47        21.47        -2.99 pts      18.22        20.92        -2.71 pts 

 

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     Estimated
amount
completed
in
December
2018
     Actual
amount
completed
in
December
2017
     Year-
on-year
increase
    Total
estimated
amount
completed
in January
to
December
2018
    

Total actual
amount
completed
in January

to

December
2017

     Year-
on-year
increase
 

Consolidated Data ATK (available tonne-kilometres) (millions)

     2,655.31        2,388.76        11.16     29,992.15        27,136.64        10.52

— Domestic routes

     1,465.87        1,310.09        11.89     16,586.80        14,971.29        10.79

— International routes

     1,126.20        1,015.73        10.88     12,637.83        11,453.22        10.34

— Regional routes

     63.24        62.95        0.47     767.53        712.13        7.78

RTK (revenue tonne-kilometres) (millions)

     1,738.60        1,606.79        8.20     20,306.78        18,651.30        8.88

— Domestic routes

     1,040.21        953.99        9.04     12,220.91        11,250.39        8.63

— International routes

     656.22        612.96        7.06     7,584.77        6,944.00        9.23

— Regional routes

     42.17        39.84        5.85     501.10        456.91        9.67

Overall load factor (%)

     65.48        67.26        -1.79 pts      67.71        68.73        -1.02 pts 

— Domestic routes

     70.96        72.82        -1.86 pts      73.68        75.15        -1.47 pts 

— International routes

     58.27        60.35        -2.08 pts      60.02        60.63        -0.61 pts 

— Regional routes

     66.67        63.29        3.38 pts      65.29        64.16        1.13 pts 

Note: Freight transportation data only contained data of bellyhold space in passenger aircraft. The table does not contain data of cargo services.

 

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II.

FLEET STRUCTURE

In December 2018, the Company introduced five aircraft (three B737-800, one A330-300 and one A350-900) and no aircraft was retired. As at the end of December 2018, details of the fleet structure of aircraft of the Company were as follows:

 

                               (Units)  
No.    Model    Self-owned     

Under

finance lease

     Under
operating
lease
     Sub-total  
   Wide-body passenger aircraft      26        51        6        83  
1    B787-9      0        4        0        4  
2    B777-300ER      9        11        0        20  
3    A350-900      0        2        0        2  
4    A330-200      16        14        0        30  
5    A330-300      1        20        6        27  
   Narrow-body passenger aircraft      204        209        184        597  
6    B737-700      33        12        10        55  
7    B737-800      45        71        106        222  
8    B737-8MAX      0        13        0        13  
9    A319      14        19        2        35  
10    A320      69        45        66        180  
11    A320NEO      0        15        0        15  
12    A321      43        34        0        77  
   Total      230        260        190        680  

Note: The 12 business aircraft held under trust of the Company were not included in the fleet.

 

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III.

BRIEF EXPLANATION ON OPERATING DATA

In relation to passenger traffic, passenger transportation capacity (measured by available seat- kilometres) of the Company in December 2018 increased by 9.61% year-on-year, passenger traffic volume (measured by revenue passenger-kilometres) increased by 9.98% year-on-year, and passenger load factor increased by 0.27 percentage points to 79.74% year-on-year.

The freight transportation business of the Company only consists of bellyhold space freight operated through passenger aircraft, and the business is under contractual operation by a subsidiary of the controlling shareholder of the Company. Freight load volume in December 2018 decreased by 1.08% year-on-year.

In December 2018, the Company launched new international routes such as Shanghai — London Gatwick, Shanghai — Xi’an — Madrid and Chengdu — Kalibo.

 

IV.

RISK ALERT

The board of directors of the Company hereby reminds investors that the operating data set forth above was compiled in accordance with the Company’s internal information which has not been audited and may be subject to adjustment. The operating data set forth above may differ from the data disclosed in any regular report for the relevant period. The Company reserves its rights to adjust the operating data based on audit findings and the actual situation. The monthly operating data disclosed by the Company only serves as preliminary and periodical data for investors’ reference. Investors are hereby reminded of the investment risks which may result from inappropriate reliance upon or utilization of the information above.

The data set forth above is published on the website of the Shanghai Stock Exchange (www.sse.com.cn), the website of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (www.hkex.com.hk) and the column “Investor Relations” under “About China Eastern Airlines — Get to know China Eastern Airlines” on the website of the Company (www.ceair.com).

By order of the Board

CHINA EASTERN AIRLINES CORPORATION LIMITED

Wang Jian

Company Secretary

Shanghai, the People’s Republic of China

15 January 2019

As at the date of this announcement, the directors of the Company include Liu Shaoyong (Chairman), Ma Xulun (Vice Chairman, President), Lin Wanli (Independent non-executive Director), Li Ruoshan (Independent non-executive Director), Ma Weihua (Independent non-executive Director), Shao Ruiqing (Independent non-executive Director), Cai Hongping (Independent non- executive Director) and Yuan Jun (Employee Representative Director).

 

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