Tag: Beijing

Official: Beijing Daxing Airport Finally Opens Its Gates and Runways

Reading Time: 2 minutes After 45 months of construction, Beijing Daxing International Airport has finally opened its doors to the flying public. The first inaugural flight of the China Southern Airbus A380 has already taken off from the new hub already nicknamed ‘starfish’ (because of its design). The airport, the construction costs of which reached nearly $17.47 billion, is […]

INTERESTING | Quick Glimpse into New Beijing Airport

Reading Time: 3 minutes CHINA. World’s fastest growing aviation market. The biggest air travel market by 2022. Over 7,500 new aircraft to join Chinese airlines in two decades. No surprise that the country’s capital, Beijing, is already struggling to serve the travellers. As one of the major issues appears to be airports’ capacity, especially Capital International Airport’s which is […]

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 […]

Beijing Warns US Over B-1 Bomber Flying Over East China Sea

Reading Time: 2 minutes China’s People’s Liberation Army is not warmly embracing a US Air Force B-1 Bomber flying through international airspace over the East China Sea. The PLA put the US on notice after issuing a warning to the Pentagon for sending a military aircraft over the disputed East China Sea, a pair of US officials told Fox […]

China Declares Its First Aircraft Carrier ‘Ready for War’

Reading Time: 3 minutes China’s first aircraft carrier has this week engaged in public live-fire exercises, flexing its own weapons as well as those of its fully armed combat aircraft. Beijing has declared Liaoning to be ‘fully operational’ and ready for combat after three years of testing, training and evaluation. Now it has set about proving this is so. […]

Report: China’s Military Capabilities Are Growing at a Shocking Speed

Reading Time: 4 minutes China’s military is developing ships, submarines, aircraft, intelligence systems and foreign bases in a bid to become a global military power, according to a forthcoming congressional China commission report. The late draft of the annual report by the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission contains a chapter on Beijing’s power projection development and warns that […]

Qantas Heading Back to Beijing

Reading Time: 1 minute Qantas is boosting its presence in China with a resumption of Sydney-Beijing nonstop flights from late January 2017. The daily flight will be operated with Airbus A330-200s and marks a return to the Chinese capital for the first time since Qantas withdrew from the route in 2009. It also comes ahead of Virgin Australia’s daily […]

China to Open First Phase of World’s Largest Airport by 2019

Reading Time: 2 minutes China will complete the first phase of an expansive new airport in Beijing, which could eventually be the world’s largest, by 2019, officials with the project told reporters. Representatives of the Beijing New Airport project showed off the sprawling construction site on Monday, saying the city’s second major airport could serve 45 million passengers a […]

China Goes All Out to Become ‘Global Aviation Power’

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chinese leadership views investing in domestic aviation, both civilian and military, as one of the country’s top priorities in hopes that this will help Beijing improve its manufacturing industry, boost innovation and improve national defense, Xinhua reported. Geng Ruguang, Executive Vice President of the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), described aviation industry as the […]

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 […]