Fierce competition in airline ticket and hotel booking segments is weighing on revenue growth.
The Beijing-Shanghai high-speed rail link will open to the public on June 30, boosting competition on airline operators' busiest route.
The launch of a tax-free Hainan shopping trial and a focus on fast-growing domestic regions such as Lanzhou and Urumqi is helping to lift prospects.
Discretionary spenders are travelling in swelling droves, while distinct tourist behaviour shapes the contours of this highly attractive industry.
Thirty-three Chinese international airline routes stand to be affected by the carbon tax on flights departing or landing in the EU.
Robust demand for cross-strait flights and recent fare increases on cargo routes to Europe helped China Airlines realise year on year revenue growth of 56% in the first six months.
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