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Ethiopian Airlines to boost flight frequencies to China

Ethiopia's national air carrier, Ethiopian Airlines (ET) plans to boost flight frequencies to China from the current 36 flights per week to 50 flights per week, an Ethiopian official said on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua-Global Times | 2019/9/5 20:13:41

Top airlines brace for smaller profits with slower demand, weak yuan

China's top-three airlines are bracing for a further margin squeeze as softer travel demand pressures passenger yields and a weakening yuan currency inflates costs, analysts said, as many of them have cut their annual profit forecasts for the carriers.
Source: Reuters-Global Times | 2019/9/5 20:03:41

Boeing CEO eyes major aircraft order under any US-China trade deal

Boeing Co said on Tuesday that an aircraft order from China could result from any deal to end a year-long trade war between the world's two largest economies.
Source: Global Times - Reuters | 2019/8/29 20:13:42

China Eastern Airlines wins aircraft maintenance qualification for Beijing Daxing airport

Preparation for the opening of the mega-airport in Daxing is going smoothly, as revealed by China Eastern Airlines during a ceremony on Monday that it has won its aircraft maintenance qualification for the new airport, the first among major airlines to get such an approval.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/29 20:13:40

Rising numbers of travelers between China and Japan

Bao Xiaohe, a frequent flyer between Beijing and Japan, has flown nine times in the past year. She has visited more than 30 cities in Japan, from Tokyo to Osaka to Okinawa. Each time she travels, Bao spends 10 days there.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/29 20:08:40

Boeing hiring, targeting early Q4 return for 737 MAX

Boeing Co said on Tuesday that it plans to add extra staff and hire “a few hundred” temporary employees at an airport in Washington state, where it is storing many grounded 737 MAX jetliners. This is a key step in its best-case plan for resuming deliveries to airline customers in October.
Source: Global Times - Reuters | 2019/8/22 18:18:41

South China airport completes test flight after expansion

Jieyang Chaoshan International Airport in South China's Guangdong Province had a test flight of its passenger planes on Wednesday following an expansion, aiming to develop itself into an international air transport hub.
Source: Global Times - Xinhua | 2019/8/22 18:18:40

CAAC to facilitate direct luggage transfer services at 29 airports

China's civil aviation agency said it will pilot direct transfer luggage services in 29 airports, including two in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, in a bid to better serve customers.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/15 14:18:40

New services, deals

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released performance figures for 2018 showing that global air connectivity continues to become more accessible and more efficient.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/1 18:53:40

Chinese carrier eyes airline network status with home-developed aircraft

China's Genghis Khan Airlines has proposed a plan to build a civilian airline network with the ARJ21, China's first indigenously developed regional aircraft, according to its developer.
Source: Global Times - Xinhua | 2019/8/1 18:48:40

GE warns Boeing MAX grounding may cost $1.4 bln

General Electric Co (GE) raised its 2019 forecast on Wednesday, but disclosed more than $1 billion in potential costs from the grounding of Boeing's 737 MAX jetliner, puncturing an early share rally.
Source: Global Times - Reuters | 2019/8/1 18:33:40

New services, deals

Lufthansa Group will deploy two A380 jumbo jets to Shanghai next year, serving the direct route from Shanghai to Frankfurt and Shanghai to Munich, according to Alain Chisari, vice president of sales in Asia Pacific.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/25 19:08:41

United Tech meets aircraft parts demand after MAX grounding

United Technologies Corporation (UTC) on Tuesday raised its full-year sales and profit forecasts, aided by an increase in demand for its aircraft maintenance parts and services, as airlines grapple with overworked planes due to the grounding of Boeing's MAX jets.
Source: Reuters - Global Times | 2019/7/25 19:08:40

Boeing posts biggest loss yet on 737 MAX

Boeing Co posted its largest-ever quarterly loss on Wednesday due to the spiraling cost of resolving issues with its 737 MAX, warning that it may have to shut production of the grounded aircraft completely if it runs into new hurdles with global regulators while attempting to get its best-selling jet back in the air.
Source: Reuters – Global Times | 2019/7/25 19:03:40

New services, deals

Delta's newest wide-body aircraft – the Airbus A330-900neo – began scheduled service on Friday, flying from Shanghai to Seattle.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/18 16:38:40

Factbox: Airlines count costs of Boeing 737 MAX grounding

Some international airlines have reported tentative schedules for when they expect their Boeing 737 MAX airplanes to be up in the air again. More than 300 Boeing 737 MAX 8 and MAX 9 passenger planes were taken out of service after two fatal crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia, within 5 months of each other, killed 346 people.
Source: Reuters | 2019/7/18 16:33:41

China's civil aviation industry sees steady growth from January to June

China has seen continuous development in its civil aviation industry both in terms of safety performance and comprehensive transportation growth, according to national civil aviation authorities.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/11 16:13:41

Boeing set to lose biggest planemaker title

Boeing Co is set to lose its standing as the world's biggest planemaker after reporting a 37 percent drop in deliveries for the first half of the year due to the prolonged grounding of its best-selling MAX jets.
Source: Reuters-Global Times | 2019/7/11 16:13:41