All China articles – Page 13

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    China’s ‘Big Three’ expand domestic network amid continued recovery


    China’s three largest carriers grew their domestic networks in October, tapping into second- and third-tier cities to launch new routes, as they recorded yet another month of domestic traffic recovery.

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    Chinese carriers poised to recapture international travel market share: HSBC report


    With many of their foreign competitors in the doldrums amid a pandemic-led downturn, China’s three largest carriers — having already experienced a steady domestic recovery — are well-placed to recapture market share in the international air travel market.

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    Boeing buoyant about robust China market growth


    Boeing estimates Chinese carriers to require 8,600 new aircraft — at a pricetag of over $1.4 trillion — over the next 20 years, underscoring the airframer’s optimism about what it deems a key market.

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    Comac delivers first ARJ21 to China Express


    China Express Airlines has become the country’s seventh operator of the Comac ARJ21 regional aircraft, after taking delivery of its first example. 

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    GAMECO completes first 737-800 freighter conversion


    Chinese MRO GAMECO has completed its first Boeing 737-800 passenger-to-freighter conversion, nearly half a year since it launched the programme. The first aircraft, a former AeroMexico example registered N520AM, was inducted into the Boeing Converted Freighter (BCF) line in Guangzhou in late May. GAMECO completes first Boeing 737-800 ...

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    CFM picks up Leap orders, maintenance work with Chinese carriers


    CFM International has inked long-term contracts with China Eastern Airlines and Zhejiang Loong Air for the maintenance of Leap-1A engines on their Airbus A320neo aircraft. The enginemaker, a joint venture between France’s Safran and GE Aviation, signed a 12-year, rate-per-flight-hour agreement with both carriers, which will see it base ...

  • China Southern 777F

    China Southern to form 777F cargo unit


    China Southern Airlines has applied to the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) for approval to establish a cargo subsidiary. To be based in Guangzhou, the new carrier, known as China Southern Airlines Cargo, will be wholly-owned by China Southern. Neither the CAAC nor China Southern gave any indication ...

  • China Southern A380

    China Southern first among ‘Big Three’ to return to profitability since pandemic began


    China Southern Airlines became the first of China’s three largest carriers to report a quarterly operating profit since the coronavirus outbreak began, breaking its loss-making streak in the first half of the year. Its compatriots Air China and China Eastern Airlines, while still in the red for the three ...

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    Airbus delivers 500th China-built A320 to China Southern


    Airbus has delivered the 500th Airbus A320 family aircraft built in its Tianjin plant in China, more than a decade after the Chinese final assembly line began operations. The aircraft, an A320neo registered B-30FX, went to China Southern Airlines. It is equipped with CFM International Leap-1A engines and is ...

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


    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


    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


    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 ...

  • China Eastern

    China Eastern parent gets CNY31 billion cash injection


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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 ...


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


    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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    In depth

    Recovery in China hard to replicate elsewhere: GAMECO chief


    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 key ...

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


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