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  • Asian Spirit, Cebu Pacific paying to extend airport runway

    News | 19 Oct 2007 03:42 | Leithen Francis

    <body lang=EN-GB style='tab-interval:36.0pt'> <div class=Section1> <div> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>Philippine carriers Asian Spirit and <span class=spelle>Cebu</span> Pacific will be paying for the runway at <span class=spelle>Caticlan</span> to be extended so each can operate aircraft there without payload restrictions.</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>Asian Spirit chief operating officer, Joaquin Ernesto Po, says: “We’re planning” to extend the runway by 100m and hope that work can commence in November and be completed in February when <span class=spelle>Cebu</span> Pacific is due to start operating its first ATR 72. The runway is currently 950m (3,100ft)-long.</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>The two airlines “are going to shoulder all the expenses” which will total about 30 to 40 million Philippine pesos ($68http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Asian-Spirit-Cebu-Pacific-paying-to-extend-airport-runway-307083/
  • China and Japan sign new air servies agreement

    News | 14 Jul 2006 08:24 | Leithen Francis

    <body lang=EN-US style='tab-interval:36.0pt'> <div class=Section1> <div> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><st1:country-region w:st="on">China</st1:country-region></st1:country-region> and <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:place u1:st="on"><st1:country-region u1:st="on">Japan</st1:country-region></st1:place></st1:place></st1:country-region> have put national politics aside and signed a new air services agreement that allows for an increase in passenger and cargo flights between the two countries.<span lang=EN-GB style='mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'><o:p></o:p></span></p> <u2:p></u2:p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>The two sides have signed a new air services agreement that allows the number of Boeing 767-300 passenger, or equivalent capacity, to increase by 92 flights per week and the number of Boeing 767-300 freighter, or equivalent capacity, to increahttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/China-and-Japan-sign-new-air-servies-agreement-294637/
  • EC blacklist plan tests spirit of co-operation between states

    News | 30 Mar 2006 12:00

    Compilation of EU-wide register of banned airlines sparks debate on Congolese carrierhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/EC-blacklist-plan-tests-spirit-of-co-operation-between-states-205668/
  • Two Chinese carriers cleared by CAAC to launch US services

    News | 29 Sep 2005 10:06 | Leithen Francis

    <body lang=EN-US style='tab-interval:36.0pt'> <div class=Section1> <div> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><st1:country-region><st1:place><st1:country-region><st1:place>China</st1:place></st1:country-region></st1:place></st1:country-region>’s civil aviation authority has granted approval for Shanghai Airlines and Yangtze River Express to have dedicated cargo flights from <st1:City><st1:place><st1:City><st1:place>Shanghai</st1:place></st1:City></st1:place></st1:City> to the <st1:country-region><st1:place><st1:country-region><st1:place>US</st1:place></st1:country-region></st1:place></st1:country-region> west coast.</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>A <st1:City><st1:place><st1:City><st1:place>Beijing</st1:place></st1:City></st1:place></st1:City> official in the Civil Aviation Administration of China’s (CAAC) international air transport office confirms it has granted Shanghai Aihttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Two-Chinese-carriers-cleared-by-CAAC-to-launch-US-services-293274/
  • Pakistan gets beyond rights to USA from China

    News | 15 Mar 2004 02:46 | Leithen Francis

    <body lang=EN-US style='tab-interval:.5in'> <div class=Section1> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span lang=EN-GB style='mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>China and Pakistan signed a new air services agreement last week allowing for more flights between the two countries and giving designated carriers from both sides more fifth-freedom rights.<u1:p></u1:p><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span lang=EN-GB style='mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>An official from the Civil Aviation Administration of China’s (CAAC) international air transport office in Beijing confirms the agreement was signed and came into effect on 11 March.<u1:p></u1:p><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span lang=EN-GB style='mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>Under the agreement, Pakistan has increased its traffic rights to China to 14 flights ahttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Pakistan-gets-beyond-rights-to-USA-from-China-272582/
  • China, Thailand negotiating "open-skies" agreement

    News | 15 Jan 2004 09:21 | Leithen Francis

    <body lang=EN-US style='tab-interval:.5in'> <div class=Section1> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span lang=EN-GB style='mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>China and Thailand are negotiating a groundbreaking “open-skies” air services agreement that could come into effect in the coming months.<u1:p></u1:p><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span lang=EN-GB style='mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>Representatives from both countries have signed a memorandum of understanding allowing for unlimited passenger and cargo services to destinations in each country, Thai Department of Aviation deputy director general Chaisak Antkaswan says from Bangkok.<u1:p></u1:p><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span lang=EN-GB style='mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>This agreement also grants Thai carriers some fifth freedom, or beyond,http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/China-Thailand-negotiating-open-skies-agreement-272335/