All China articles – Page 16

  • OTT2

    China Eastern launches new carrier with C919s and ARJ21s


    China Eastern Airlines has unveiled its new subsidiary, OTT Airlines, which will mainly operate Chinese-made aircraft, including Comac’s ARJ21 regional jet, and the C919 narrowbody. OTT, which is wholly-owned by China Eastern, will be based at Shanghai Hongqiao Airport, and will primarily serve the Yangtze River Delta region and ...

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    Coronavirus means air travel demand could fall for first time since 2009: IATA


    The coronavirus could cause demand for air travel to fall for the first time since the global financial crisis, with operators in Asia-Pacific hardest hit, according to an initial impact assessment from IATA. Based on a scenario where the coronavirus has a “V-shaped impact” similar to that seen during ...

  • Air China 777-300ER

    Coronavirus outbreak dents Chinese majors’ January traffic


    China’s three largest airlines began the year with falling traffic, amid the growing spread of the novel coronavirus outbreak in the country and around the world. In traffic figures released for January, Air China, China Eastern Airlines and China Southern Airlines all carried fewer passengers, and recorded drops in ...

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    US mulls halting Leap engine sales to C919 programme: reports


    The United States is reportedly considering blocking the sale of engines for Comac’s C919 narrowbody programme. Citing unnamed sources close to the matter, Reuters and the Wall Street Journal reported over the weekend that potential restrictions covering CFM International Leap-1C engines for the programme might be accompanied by ...

  • Coronavirus Thailand

    Coronavirus tests fundamental weaknesses in Asia-Pacific airline market


    As the coronavirus continues to affect airlines’ networks and demand for passenger travel and freight services, the spotlight is falling on Asia-Pacific’s airlines and their ability to weather the storm.

  • Avic MA700

    AVIC restarts MA700 production amid Covid-19 outbreak


    AVIC says that its MA700 turboprop production is still on schedule, despite the Covid-19 outbreak in China. The Chinese airframer says it restarted production of the MA700 on 10 February, after production was halted for an undisclosed period. The MA700 final assembly team lead Han Jiawei says that ...

  • Coronavirus

    Airline Business Podcast – airlines grapple with coronavirus impact


    Join executive editor Graham Dunn and managing editor Lewis Harper as they discuss a tough start to the year for airlines

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    China poses short and long-term challenges for US aerospace


    Economic vulnerability in China, coupled with a potential trade war between China and the United States, as well as the short-term but massively disruptive effects of the new coronavirus are some of the biggest risks the global aviation and aerospace industry faces at the start of the new decade.

  • Air China 777-300ER

    Chinese carriers cut capacity over global travel restrictions


    Airlines in China have begun cancelling flights to a growing list of international destinations, in light of travel restrictions imposed following a novel coronavirus outbreak. As the number of confirmed cases in China and around the world continues to climb, countries like Singapore, Vietnam, the Philippines and the ...

  • american-airlines-tail

    American suspends all flights to China


    American Airlines says it is suspending all flights to China as the coronavirus spreads, sickening more than a thousand and killing almost 200 people. The decision comes a day after the carrier’s pilots sued to stop the carrier’s flights to the country.

  • Shanghai Airlines first 787-9

    China trade tensions drove Boeing’s 787 rate-cut decision


    Boeing’s decision to reduce 787 production to 10 units per month from early 2021 has been driven largely by lower orders from China as well as a reduced near-term requirement for widebody replacements. Announcing the move on 29 January, Boeing said output would remain at that level until 2023 ...

  • Thai Lion Air

    Which airlines are most exposed to mainland China amid the coronavirus?


    Airlines are continuing to suspend international capacity to mainland China in the wake of the coronavirus – but the significance of such decisions to their overall networks varies wildly.

  • American 777

    American pilots file lawsuit for immediate halt to China flights


    American Airlines pilots, represented by the Allied Pilots Association (APA), have filed a lawsuit seeking an immediate halt to the carrier’s flights to mainland China. This came shortly after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the coronavirus outbreak in China an international public health emergency on 30 January. ...

  • SIA first 787-10 / Pic by Boeing

    SIA Group slashes capacity to China over coronavirus outbreak


    Singapore Airlines and SilkAir have cut a number of flights to China for February, as the outbreak of the novel coronavirus continues its unabated spread. The capacity cuts will affect SIA flights to Beijing, Shanghai Pudong and Guangzhou. SilkAir, meanwhile, will be reducing the number of flights to ...

  • 787-9 Air Canada

    Air Canada suspends Beijing and Shanghai amid coronavirus


    Air Canada says it will suspend all direct flights to Beijing and Shanghai through February, following a notice from Canada’s government advising against non-essential travel to mainland China on fears about the deadly Wuhan coronavirus. The suspension of the carrier’s outbound flights from Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver begins ...

  • cathay dragon

    Hong Kong carriers to halve capacity into China


    Hong Kong’s four main carriers will halve their services into Mainland China, as part of special arrangements made in light of a novel coronavirus outbreak in China. The Hong Kong government said in a 28 January press briefing that the carriers — Cathay Pacific, Cathay Dragon, Hong Kong Express, ...

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    EASA issues safety bulletin on Wuhan coronavirus outbreak


    As the spread of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCOV) continues both in China and across the world, Europe’s safety regulator has issued a safety information bulletin with recommended measures for airlines and airports to take in dealing with the outbreak. The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), in its bulletin, ...

  • Avic MA700

    MA700 tipped for late-2020 first flight


    Avic’s new turboprop programme, the MA700, has entered its final production phase, with the airframer targeting a maiden sortie by this year. According to a report by state news agency Xinhua, the first MA700 is expected to roll off the production line by the middle of the year. ...

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    Hainan forecasts turnaround back into the black


    Citing improvements in its main business operations, as well as an increase in asset disposal income, Hainan Airlines forecasts a return to profitability for 2019. In an earnings forecast the carrier states that its net profit will be between CNY450 million ($65.1 million) and 675 million for the year ...

  • Comac_Jiangxi

    Jiangxi Air takes delivery of first ARJ21


    Jiangxi Air has become the latest operator of Comac’s regional jet, the ARJ21. The carrier — a Xiamen Airlines joint venture — took delivery of the first aircraft, registered B-605V, on 19 January. Source: Comac Jiangxi Air took delivery of its first Comac ARJ21. ...