China Eastern Airlines 6-K 2008
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Report of Foreign Private Issuer
Pursuant to Rule 13a-16 or 15d-16
under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
For the month of October 2008.
Commission File Number: 001-14550
China Eastern Airlines Corporation Limited
(Translation of Registrant’s name into English)
2550 Hongqiao Road
Shanghai, China 200335
(Address of principal executive offices)
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant files or will file annual reports under cover of Form 20-F or Form 40-F: x Form 20-F o Form 40-F
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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.
(A joint stock limited company incorporated in the People’s Republic of China with limited liability)
(Stock code: 670)
Overseas Regulatory Announcement
This announcement is made by China Eastern Airlines Corporation Limited (the “Company”) in compliance with Rule 13.09(2) of the Rules Governing the Listing of Securities on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (which requires any issuer listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the “Stock Exchange”) whose securities are also listed on other stock exchange(s) to simultaneously inform the Stock Exchange of any information released to any of such other exchange(s) and to ensure that such information is released to the market in Hong Kong at the same time as it is released to the other market(s)).
As a result of a slowing down aviation market and a dramatic decrease in transportation demand during the third quarter of 2008, the figures of the primary operating indicators of the Company have significantly decreased as compared to the corresponding period last year. The upward adjustment in the price of aviation fuel in the PRC on 1 July this year also led to the significant increase in the operating cost of the Company.
There are clear signs of global economic downturn and declining aviation demand is likely to persist in the near term. The board of the directors of the Company wishes to remind investors that, since the Company’s estimated results mentioned above is only a preliminary estimate prepared in accordance with PRC Accounting Regulations, which have not been audited. Detail information will be disclosed in the third quarterly report of 2008 of the Company. Investors are advised to be cautious in making investment decisions.
By order of the board of the directors of
CHINA EASTERN AIRLINES CORPORATION LIMITED
Director and Company Secretary
The Company’s directors as at the date of this announcement are:
Shanghai, the People’s Republic of China
10 October 2008