China Eastern Airlines 6-K 2017
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 March 2017
Commission File Number: 001-14550
China Eastern Airlines Corporation Limited
(Translation of Registrant’s name into English)
Board Secretariat’s Office
Kong Gang San Lu, Number 88
Shanghai, China 200335
(Address of principal executive offices)
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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.
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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OVERSEAS REGULATORY ANNOUNCEMENT
ANNOUNCEMENT ON OPERATING DATA FOR FEBRUARY 2017
In February 2017, the Company introduced one A321 aircraft, retired one B737-700 aircraft and one B737-800 aircraft.
As the Company completed the disposal of the entire equity interest in Eastern Logistics to Eastern Investment in February 2017, the fleet data of the Company shall no longer include the freight data operated by China Cargo Airlines Co., Ltd.* (中國貨運航空有限公司), a controlled subsidiary of Eastern Logistics. As at the end of February 2017, details of the fleet structure of passenger aircrafts and freighters of the Company are as follows:
In relation to passenger traffic, the Company’s passenger transportation data was affected by the Chinese New Year travelling period being earlier than in the previous year. Passenger capacity (measured by available seat-kilometres) of the Company in February 2017 increased by 2.5% year-on-year, passenger traffic (measured by revenue passenger- kilometres) increased by 4.7% year-on-year, and passenger load factor increased by 1.73 percentage points to 82.57% year-on-year. Freight transportation capacity (measured by available freight tonne-kilometres) of the Company in February 2017 decreased by 4.8% year-on-year. Freight traffic volume (measured by revenue freight tonne-kilometres) increased by 17.2% year-on-year, while freight load factor increased by 5.43 percentage points to 28.94% year-on-year.
In February 2017, the Company did not launch any new route.
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” on the website of the Company (www.ceair.com).
By order of the Board
CHINA EASTERN AIRLINES CORPORATION LIMITED Wang Jian
Shanghai, the People’s Republic of China
15 March 2017
* for identification purpose only
As at the date of this announcement, the directors of the Company include Liu Shaoyong (Chairman), Ma Xulun (Vice Chairman, President), Li Yangmin (Director, Vice President), Xu Zhao (Director), Gu Jiadan (Director), Tang Bing (Director, Vice President), Tian Liuwen (Director, Vice President), Li Ruoshan (Independent non-executive Director), Ma Weihua (Independent non-executive Director), Shao Ruiqing (Independent non-executive Director) and Cai Hong Ping (Independent non-executive Director).