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China's OTT Airlines completes maiden flight from Shanghai to Beijing

The newly-founded OTT Airlines, a subsidiary business run by China Eastern Airlines, completed its maiden flight from Shanghai to Beijing on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/28 16:03:40

China's C919 jet begins cold-weather test flights in Inner Mongolia

China's indigenously-developed C919 large passenger aircraft has started cold-weather test flights in Hulunbuir in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/12/26 9:49:24

China ready for 2021 Spring Festival travel rush, on high alert to prevent COVID-19

With the Chinese Lunar New Year, or the Spring Festival around the corner, the preparation work for the annual travel rush have begun, as Chinese people head home to celebrate the winter break and a reunion with family members.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/24 14:58:39

China Southern Airlines to cancel round trips between Guangzhou, London for two weeks

China Southern Airlines said on Wednesday that it will suspend round trips between Guangzhou, South China's Guangdong Province and London for two weeks due to COVID-19 control measures.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/23 22:35:01

US move to publish list of Chinese companies with alleged military ties, is ridiculous: experts

Chinese experts have slammed US government's latest move to publish a list of Chinese enterprises, allegedly with military connections, calling it “ridiculous” and sets a bad precedent.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/22 11:22:08

China's civil aviation market to primarily rely on domestic flights till 2024: report

China's aviation market will “rely mostly on domestic flights” until 2024, with a turnover rate above 90 percent, and international flights is unlikely to resume to the 2019 level before 2024, according to a report by the Aviation Industry Development Research Center of China, released recently.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/21 19:18:40

Regulator extends suspension time for carriers taking in 5-10 infection cases

China's civil aviation regulator has decided to extend the suspension time for air flights if five or more on-board passengers test positive for the coronavirus, always putting safety as its top concern.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/17 11:06:29

CAAC to suspend inbound flights, detected with five (or more) COVID-19 cases, for two weeks

China's civil aviation regulator CAAC updated its regulations for inbound airplanes; if five or more passengers test positive for COVID-19, the air route in question will be suspended for two weeks, which is one week longer than the previous level.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/16 15:42:36

Second and third-tier Chinese cities give more impetus for regional flying: Embraer

The Chinese market is big enough to welcome more rivals, as second and third-tier cities are giving more impetus for an increase in market demand, Brazil-based regional flying service provider Embraer said on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/11 13:37:22

Around 1,000 CR929 expected to be delivered between 2023-45: chief Chinese designer

Delivery of CR929, first long-haul jetliner developed by China and Russia, moves forward steadily, with a total of 1,000 expected to be handed over between 2023 and 2045, chief Chinese designer Chen Yingchun said on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/10 10:58:22

Aircraft engineer Ni Zejun named 'National Model Worker'

The National Commendation of Model Workers and Advanced Workers was held in Beijing on November 24. Senior aircraft engineer Ni Zejun from Aircraft Maintenance & Engineering Corporation (Ameco) was named “National Model Worker” at the ceremony.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/9 3:18:05

China's domestic aviation market to return to profitability by the end of 2020: IATA

Chinese domestic aviation market will return to profitability by the end of 2020 as domestic market demand grows. The announcement was made by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) on its revised performance outlook for the airline industry in 2020 and 2021.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/26 3:49:38

Officials in SE Asia, China encouraged to mull easing air transportation

Ministers of transport from China and Southeast Asian countries urged officials and work groups in the region to consider further easing air transportation restrictions as long as they take the coronavirus pandemic into consideration, according to media reports.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/24 23:05:23

Chinese copter market in rapid recovery: Airbus executive

The Chinese helicopter market is making a recovery, although flying hours this year will see a slight decline compared with previous years, the managing director of Airbus Helicopters China said on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/24 20:02:13

China says it will maintain the former rules despite the US' approval of the Boeing 737 MAX for flight resumption

China says it will maintain the former rules despite the US' approval of the Boeing 737 MAX for flight resumption.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/18 20:38:47

China civil aviation regulator suspends 8 airliners' China-bound flights, including Los Angeles to Tianjin

China civil aviation regulator CAAC decides to suspend eight airliners' China-bound flights, starting November 23, including a four-week suspenion of the flight from Los Angeles to Tianjin flown by Air China.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/18 16:23:53

Cathay Pacific load factor falls to record low in Oct

Cathay Pacific Group witnessed a dramatic decline in passengers in October with the load factor falling to a record low, the company's data showed on Friday, reflecting airlines' substantial capacity reductions as demand has been hit hard by the pandemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/13 23:29:23

Thai Airways puts consumer goods on sale amid COVID-19 pandemic

The Thai Airways International (THAI) on Wednesday put large quantities of consumer goods, normally used in flights, on sale to members of the public.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/12 13:42:07