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European airline chiefs push back against flight shaming, carbon taxes

The heads of some of Europe's largest airlines on Wednesday hit back against efforts to discourage Europeans from traveling by air, arguing the industry was making huge strides in cutting its carbon footprint and that there was no shame in air travel.
Source: Reuters-Global Times | 2019/7/11 16:13:40

Turkish Airlines hopes to win more flight frequencies in the nation

Turkish Airlines, the national flag carrier airline of Turkey, hopes to win more flight frequencies in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou, in a bid to increase its market share in China, a senior executive from the carrier said recently.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/4 17:08:40

New services, deals

China Southern Airlines has received the first of 20 deliveries of its A350-900, becoming the newest operator of this long-range, wide-body aircraft. The Guangzhou-based carrier operates an Airbus fleet of 335 aircraft, including 282 A320 Family aircraft, 48 A330 Family aircraft and 5 A380 aircraft.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/4 16:43:40

China seeks digital, intelligent tech in smart airport growth

China's burgeoning civil airports are eyeing digital and intelligent technologies to sustain continuous growth, according to China's civil aviation authorities.
Source: Global Times - Xinhua | 2019/7/4 16:33:40

US regulator cites new flaw on grounded Boeing 737 MAX

The US Federal Aviation Administration has identified a new risk that Boeing Co must address on its 737 MAX before the grounded jet can return to service, the agency said on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times - Reuters | 2019/6/27 18:28:29

Finnair to operate three weekly flights to Daxing airport

Finnair said on Wednesday that it will add capacity to Beijing with three weekly flights from the Beijing Daxing International Airport, the first overseas carrier to have such routes in both airports in Beijing.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/27 18:28:23

New services, deals

21 out of 83 projects of Beijing Daxing International Airport have been completed and approved, Zhu Wenxin, an official with the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), said on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/27 18:28:18

Chinese suppliers become key link in aviation industrial chain through cooperation

A decade ago, the cooperation between Airbus and Chinese partners in composite manufacturing was in a fledgling stage. But today, a joint venture (JV) between France-based Airbus and China's Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) and Harbin Development Zone Infrastructure Development Co has become the sole composite structure supplier for some parts of the A350 XWB family of long-range jets.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/13 18:25:13

China's aviation regulator vows to promote smart airport construction

China's aviation regulator has vowed to enhance construction of smart airports across the nation in a bid to resolve the gap between growing travel demand and insufficient airport capacity.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/13 18:18:40

Boeing May deliveries fall 56 percent as 737 MAX grounding continues to weigh

Boeing Co said on Tuesday it handed over 56 percent fewer airplanes in May compared with a year earlier, as deliveries of its top-selling 737 MAX jet remained suspended following a deadly crash in March.
Source: Reuters | 2019/6/13 18:13:40

Senior aviation executives have confidence in China

Senior executives from the aviation industry have shown confidence in the Chinese market, which still has big potential.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/30 19:04:45

New services, deals

Airbus has launched a global campaign celebrating the company's 50th anniversary and showcasing key moments of its pioneering progress over the past five decades.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/30 19:03:40

Belt and Road Initiative spurs soaring tourist numbers in desert city

Philip Xue is a frequent flyer to Dubai from Beijing. In his eyes, Dubai is a city that surprises him every time.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/30 18:58:40

Direct flight to link Shenzhen, Rome

A new air route linking China's tech hub Shenzhen in southern Guangdong Province with Rome, Italy, will be launched on Thursday, according to Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/28 14:49:04

Industry body supports, helps Chinese airlines seek compensation from Boeing

China's airlines body said on Friday it supports its members who are seeking compensation from Boeing, as Chinese airlines stand to lose about 4 billion yuan ($578 million) by the end of June over grounded and delayed 737 MAX jets, according to its official statement.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/24 22:58:40

FAA chief has no timetable for Boeing 737 MAX approval

The acting head of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said on Wednesday he does not have a specific timetable to approve Boeing Co's 737 MAX for flight after two fatal crashes since October prompted the plane to be grounded worldwide.
Source: Reuters | 2019/5/23 17:13:41

European planemaker could preempt US rival's mid-sized model with long-range version of A321

Airbus hinted on Tuesday at a price battle and imminent aircraft revamp to counter a possible new Boeing mid-sized jet, promising a “left hook, right hook” from two of its established models.
Source: Reuters | 2019/5/23 17:08:41

New services, deals

Airbus on Monday celebrated the delivery of its 12,000th aircraft in its 50-year history. The aircraft was an A220-100, assembled in Mirabel, Canada and handed over to US-based Delta Air Lines.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/23 15:28:40