Three Chinese carriers have filed applications with the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), seeking to operate international services.

Shenzhen Airlines plans to add new services to Japan, starting in October this year.

These are twice-weekly Xian-Nantong-Nagoya and Xian-Nantong-Osaka services, using either Airbus A320s or Boeing 737-800s, says the CAAC.

Capital Airlines have sought to operate a thrice-weekly Hangzhou-Saipan service, with a planned launch in January 2017. It intends to deploy Airbus A330-200s on the route.

Hainan Airlines has applied to launch three services to Mexico and the United States, starting in 2017.

It plans to operate Beijing-Tijuana-Mexico City service from January 2017, thrice-weekly Chengdu-New York from March, and Chongqing-New York from June.

All three services will be operated on a thrice-weekly basis, using Boeing 787s.

The CAAC calls on interested parties to submit their comments by 21 July.

Data from FlightMaps Analytics shows that Capital Airlines will be the only operator on the Hangzhou-Saipan route. Shenzhen Airlines will also be the only operator on the Xian-Nantong-Nagoya and Xian-Nantong-Osaka routes.

Meanwhile, Hainan Airlines will compete with AeroMexico, InterJet, VivaAerobus and Volaris on the Tijuana-Mexico City route. There are no other operators on the Beijing-Tijuana route.

Source: Cirium Dashboard