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Air China Order for 20 Airbus A350s. Result of US-China Trade Dispute?

Reading Time: 1 minute Air China, the flag carrier and one of the major airlines of the People’s Republic of China, has recently announced about the order for 20 Airbus A350-900. In addition to 10 A350-900s already on the order book of Airbus. The estimated value of the purchase is $6,537 million, according to basic market price. The deliveries […]

Air China Takes Delivery of its First Airbus A350-900

Reading Time: 1 minute Air China has taken delivery of its first A350-900 in Toulouse today. The national flag carrier is the first Chinese mainland customer to order and take ownership of the world’s newest and most efficient twin-engine widebody aircraft. Powered by Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines, Air China’s A350-900 aircraft features a comfortable three-class cabin layout of 312 […]

Beijing to Lower Ownership Stakes in Chinese Airlines

Reading Time: 1 minute The Chinese government said it will loosen its control over China’s big three carriers—China Southern Airlines, Air China and China Eastern Airlines—allowing its ownership stakes in the airlines to fall below 50%. Currently, state-owned company China National Aviation Holding Co. holds a 53.5% stake in Air China, state-owned China Eastern Group holds a 56.4% stake […]

Air China Takes Delivery of China’s First 737 MAX 8

Reading Time: 1 minute Air China has taken delivery of the airline’s first 737 MAX 8. China’s national flag carrier is the first airline in the country to receive the 737 MAX. Customers throughout China will take delivery of nearly 100 737 MAXs by the end of next year. Boeing’s partnership with Air China dates back to the 1970s. […]

Higher Fuel Prices Drive Down Air China, China Southern 1H Profits

Reading Time: 1 minute Air China and China Southern Airlines were impacted by higher fuel prices in the 2017 first half as the two carriers reported year-over-year (YOY) six-month net profit decreases of 3.8% and 11.6%, respectively, to CNY3.3 billion ($486 million) and CNY2.8 billion. Beijing-based Air China’s 1H operating revenue rose 8.7% YOY to CNY58.2 billion while operating […]

Ameco Completes Cabin Modifications on 10 A330s

Reading Time: 1 minute Ameco has finished cabin layout modification work on 10 Air China-operated Airbus A330-200s. The cabin project began in September 2016 at Ameco’s Beijing facility with a scheduled C-check layover. Following modification, the jets were converted with a different cabin configuration in business and economic classes. The aircraft entertainment systems, seat powering systems and passenger services […]

Headphones Explode Inflight

Reading Time: 1 minute The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) issued a passenger warning notice today related to a recent incident on board involving a battery explosion. On a flight between Beijing and Melbourne, a woman was wearing noise-canceling headphones while sleeping. After two hours of flight, she woke up in pain. “As I went to turn around I […]

Chinese Carriers Accelerate International Expansion Pace

Reading Time: 1 minute Chinese carriers have accelerated their international expansion pace as outbound travel continues to grow. In October, Beijing-based Air China experienced an 18.6% year-over-year (YOY) growth in RPKs on international routes. Shanghai-based China Eastern reported a 30.4% YOY growth; Guangzhou-based China Southern posted a 23.9% YOY growth; and Haikou-based Hainan Airlines saw a 47.4% YOY growth. […]

One of China’s Largest Airlines Has Its Radar Set on the US Market

Reading Time: 3 minutes The number of Chinese visitors to the US is expected to reach 6.5 million by 2020, from 2.4 million last year. When Chinese president Xi Jinping visited the US last September, his first stop was a Boeing factory north of Seattle, where he toured a 787-8 Dreamliner being delivered to Xiamen Airlines. A subsidiary of […]

Air China Sees Steady Growth In Passenger, Freight Traffic

Reading Time: 1 minute Air China said that it had witnessed steady growth in passenger and freight during the first seven months of the year. The number of passengers jumped 7.2 percent year on year to 55.4 million during the January-July period, the airline said in a statement filed to the Shanghai Stock Exchange. In July alone, Air China […]