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    China’s ‘Big Three’ see full domestic traffic recovery in September

    2020-10-17T04:52:00Z

    China’s three biggest carriers recorded year-on-year domestic passenger traffic growth for the first time since the coronavirus outbreak began. Releasing their traffic results for September, the ‘Big Three’ — comprising Air China, China Southern Airlines and China Eastern Airlines — each carried more passengers compared to the same month ...

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    China Southern prices CNY16 billion convertible bond

    2020-10-13T06:15:00Z

    China Southern Airlines has announced pricing of an upcoming convertible bond issue that is set to raise CNY16 billion ($2.4 billion) for the carrier. The bonds, convertible to mainland China-listed A-shares , will bear 0.2% interest in the first year, 0.4% in the second year, 0.6% in ...

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    Airshow China confirms indefinite postponement, citing pandemic

    2020-10-13T02:52:00Z

    The organisers of the biennial Airshow China event in Zhuhai have officially confirmed the show’s cancellation, a month after an initial announcement was hastily retracted. A notice on the show’s website gave no indication as to when the next show will take place, except to say that the new ...

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    China Eastern parent gets CNY31 billion cash injection

    2020-10-13T02:11:00Z

    China Eastern Airlines’ parent company, China Eastern Group, has received a CNY31 billion ($4.6 billion) capital boost from four state-owned enterprises. The four companies involved in the capital increase are China Life Investment Holdings, which will inject CNY11 billion; Shanghai Jiushi Group with CNY10 billion; as well as China ...

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    Golden Week adds shine to China’s domestic airline recovery

    2020-10-09T06:55:00Z

    Chinese airlines carried more than 13 million passengers across the recent Golden Week holidays in October, with the number of flights mounted during the period close to pre-pandemic numbers. Chinese carriers mounted more than 117,000 flights between 1 to 8 October. Of these, a large majority — nearly 110,000 ...

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    China Eastern tweaks bellyhold cargo deal with China Cargo

    2020-09-30T08:30:00Z

    China Eastern Airlines has adjusted its bellyhold freight business deal with sister carrier China Cargo Airlines, in light of changing market conditions following the coronavirus outbreak. The SkyTeam carrier states that the adjustments come amid falling demand for passenger transport, as well as its recent foray into the “unconventional ...

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    Guangzhou Baiyun to add terminal, two runways in latest expansion

    2020-09-29T04:35:00Z

    Guangzhou Baiyun international airport has embarked on a fresh round of expansion, as part of plans to become an aviation powerhouse in China’s Greater Bay Area. The expansion project, which costs CNY54.4 billion ($7.98 billion), will see the airport add a fourth and fifth runway, a third passenger terminal ...

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    LHT Shenzhen and CASC in A320 component MRO partnership

    2020-09-25T03:03:00Z

    Lufthansa Technik Shenzhen and China Aviation Supplies Corporation (CASC) have signed an agreement for the maintenance of Airbus A320 components. Source: Lufthansa Technik Lufthansa Technik Shenzhen and China Aviation Supplies Corporation (CASC) have signed an agreement for the maintenance of Airbus A320 components. The ...

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    Beijing Daxing hits 10-million passenger mark, a year after opening

    2020-09-23T02:30:00Z

    Passenger throughput at Beijing’s newest airport, Daxing International, hit the 10 million mark on 22 September, nearly a year since the facility commenced operations. The airport, which opened late September last year, adds that it expects total passenger throughput by the end of the year to be around 16 ...

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    Recovery in China hard to replicate elsewhere: GAMECO chief

    2020-09-22T04:21:00Z

    China’s rapid recovery in domestic air travel — after a battering by the coronavirus pandemic —will be difficult to replicate in other countries and regions, but can set the tone for a wider, global recovery. Chief executive officer and general manager of Chinese MRO GAMECO Norbert Marx says the ...

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    China’s nuclear warhead stockpile to double as bomber reach grows

    2020-09-02T02:47:00Z

    Beijing currently maintains a count of nuclear weapons in the low 200s, according to the Pentagon.

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    Governments ‘killing aviation’ by not managing border risks: IATA

    2020-09-01T15:32:00Z

    The lack of co-operation between governments is stymieing the restart of commercial air travel amid the coronavirus pandemic, potentially causing “irreparable demand to global connectivity”, according to IATA.

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    IATA pushes airline recovery to 2024 amid ‘surprisingly weak’ restart

    2020-07-28T14:02:00Z

    Demand for air travel is unlikely to reach 2019 levels until 2024, according to revised figures from IATA, which cites “unexpectedly weak” traffic during the current restart of services.

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    Why Comac is playing long game with ARJ21

    2020-07-10T14:54:00Z

    Measuring the success of China’s first domestically developed regional jet is not as easy as it seems.

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    Air freight market goes into overdrive

    2020-04-21T11:34:00Z

    While passenger airlines have heavily reduced their services over recent weeks, the air cargo market has gone into overdrive as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

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    CAAC warns that air traffic return will be slow

    2020-04-16T05:22:00Z

    While some capacity has been restored for Mainland China flights, it is likely to remain low for the foreseeable future. In its monthly update, the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) states that “the volume of flights…may continue to to operate at low levels in the future”, as the ...

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    China Southern beefs up Beijing Daxing capacity

    2020-04-15T04:04:00Z

    China Southern Airlines aims to move its entire Beijing operations to the capital city’s new Daxing International airport by March 2021. In an update, China Southern states that from 12 April to 2 May, it will move an additional 50% of its flights from Beijing Capital to Beijing Daxing. ...

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    Wuhan airport reopens after months-long lockdown

    2020-04-13T08:29:00Z

    Wuhan’s airport has reopened for operations, ending more than two months’ of inactivity due to the coronavirus outbreak. On 8 April , the Wuhan Tianhe International Airport reopened to a reduced schedule of domestic flights, as Chinese carriers gradually resumed flying to the epicentre of the outbreak. It ...

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    Air China warns of 'short term' loss from outbreak

    2020-04-01T04:38:00Z

    Air China has joined a growing list of airlines in warning of an operating loss “in the short term”, as the coronavirus outbreak continues to wreak havoc. Discussing the outlook for 2020 in its full-year results, the Air China group noted the impact that the outbreak — which originated ...

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    Air China 2019 profit inches up 2.1%

    2020-04-01T04:36:00Z

    Lower expenses, coupled with more passengers carried, helped push Air China’s 2019 operating profit slightly higher. It posted a full-year profit of CNY14.6 billion ($2.06 billion) for 2019, an increase of 2.1% compared to the previous year. Group revenue for the year fell marginally — at about 0.4% ...