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Wuhan airport back to service after 76-day hiatus

Wuhan Tianhe International Airport in Central China's Hubei Province restarted operations on Wednesday after a 76-day hiatus, with more than 11,000 passengers going in and out of the city that was hardest hit by the novel coronavirus epidemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/8 18:28:40

Global aviation loss could hit $252b, but Chinese domestic flights see recovery

Global aviation is still in a dark tunnel, and there is no clear sign as to when it will see the light as the epidemic spreads to more countries around the world, and insiders warn that it could see airlines run out of money before there's a recovery.
Source: | 2020/3/25 5:39:09

Pilot incomes plunge as coronavirus forces flight cuts

The coronavirus crisis has given a severe blow to the aviation industry, not only bringing a decline to the airlines' passenger turnover, but also to pilots, whose income has declined sharply.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/23 21:22:42

Foreign airlines suspend Beijing flights after reroute order

International airlines are reevaluating their Beijing flight schedules as some have already suspended services after Chinese officials began diverting international flights to the capital to other domestic destinations in efforts to prevent imported coronavirus (COVID-19) carriers. Analysts said the move was unprecedented.
Source: | 2020/3/23 3:37:36

Chinese airlines plan to cut international flights over COVID-19 concerns: sources

Discussions are underway among major Chinese airlines including Air China, China Southern, and China Eastern on slashing international flights to help prevent overseas coronavirus (COVID-19) carriers from entering the country as infections worldwide continue to rise, an inside source told the Global Times on Monday.
Source: | 2020/3/16 23:22:20

China's airlines to resume international flights despite COVID-19

As major Chinese airlines announced the recovery of air routes, the Chinese aviation industry resumed international routes blocked by the COVID-19 outbreak.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/13 21:04:28

Neighboring countries could learn from China's aviation industry amid epidemic

The Chinese aviation industry has embarked on a recovery following a slump as the coronavirus has been brought under control now. The COVID-19 outbreak coincided with the Spring Festival travel rush, striking a heavy blow to China's air traffic during the busi-est and most profitable period of the year.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/11 18:03:40

Epidemic could cost Chinese airlines up to $72m per day in Feb

Chinese airlines may record staggering losses of 300 to 500 million yuan ($72 million) per day for February, as thousands of flights were cancelled due to the coronavirus epidemic, though the dark days for the country's civil aviation industry might be getting brighter with more flights resuming and government support underway.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/7 1:56:16

China offers airlines cash incentives for global flights in rare bid to resume travel

The Chinese government on Wednesday took a rare measure that offers direct cash incentives for global and domestic airlines that operate international flights in and out of China, in an apparent bid to resume global travel that has been halted due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/4 21:00:15

Airlines cut services to Chinese mainland as disease spreads

Multiple international airlines have suspended or reduced flights to the Chinese mainland amid the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in the country. A Chinese official said the moves represented market conduct due to the declining travel demand brought about by the epidemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/30 18:13:40

China's civil aviation market hits one-trillion-yuan level in 2019

China's booming civil aviation industry saw its annual revenue reach 1.06 trillion yuan (about 154.27 billion U.S. dollars) in 2019, according to the civil aviation authorities.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/15 9:33:33

Qatar Airways announces more direct flights

Qatar Airways said on Tuesday that it will launch flights to Dubrovnik, Croatia, on May 18, the latest move by the carrier to expand its global network.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/14 21:48:40

Air Macau launches direct flight from Daxing airport to Macao

As Air Macau NX020 landed in Beijing Daxing International Airport at 12:30 pm on Monday, it has shown that the Macau Airlines has officially opened a route from Beijing Daxing to Macao.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/13 17:23:40

China's largest air carrier serves 150 mln passenger trips in 2019

China Southern Airlines, the country's largest air carrier, handled around 150 million passenger trips in 2019, according to the airline Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/9 11:25:31

New services, deals

The South African government is working on "immediate actions" to ensure cash-strapped South African Airways' (SAA's) survival, the Ministry of Public Enterprises said on Wednesday, warning that the airline could not "continue as is."
Source: Reuters-Global Times | 2019/11/28 20:23:40

Trade tensions affect Asian flight business outlook for 2020: AAPA

Asian airlines are cautious about the outlook for 2020 after trade disputes have undermined confidence and led to economic growth below initial forecasts this year, the head of the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) said on Monday.
Source: Reuters-Global Times | 2019/11/28 20:18:40

Switzerland's Gategroup to acquire Lufthansa Airline's European catering business

Lufthansa is in final negotiations for the sale of its LSG catering division's European operations to Switzerland's Gategroup, as part of plans to focus on its airline business.
Source: Reuters-Global Times | 2019/11/28 20:13:40

South Korea, Japan set to back air traffic deal after near misses

South Korea and Japan are setting aside historical grievances to redraw responsibilities for air traffic control over the East China Sea following recent near misses.
Source: Reuters-Global Times | 2019/11/28 20:08:41