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China's Anti-Corruption Watchdog Targets Aviation Industry

Senior Chinese airline and aviation officials misused company funds, took bribes and accepted golf outings as gifts, the country's anti-corruption watchdog said in a series of inspection reports. The Communist Party's official newspaper and its economic planning agency were also singled out by the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) in its latest reports under President...

Bank of China to spin off its aviation leasing unit

Bank of China Ltd, the country's fourth biggest commercial bank, has voted to spin off its aviation leasing unit in a Hong Kong share sale, the lender said in a statement to the Shanghai Stock Exchange. BOC Aviation Pte Ltd will raise funds by selling no more than 40 percent of the firm through a listing of new and old shares on the main board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, the statement...

ANALYSIS: Boeing and Airbus up the ante in China

Apart from the centre, Boeing will also broaden collaboration with supplier and potential rival AVIC and launch an initiative to develop biofuel from Chinese agricultural waste. All three initiatives were announced as part of Chinese president Xi Jinping’s visit on 23 September to Boeing’s widebody assembly complex in Everett, Washington. Boeing’s new facility in China will be...

Air China launches Kuala Lumpur route

Air China will start a four-times a week service from Beijing to Kuala Lumpur from 25 October, 2015, which it describes as the ‘Kingdom of Rubber’. The flights will be operated using an Airbus A330-300 aircraft. In 2014, imports and exports between Malaysia and China exceeded 100 billion Chinese yuan renminbi and Malaysia remained ...

Fuzhou Airline Welcomes First Direct-Delivered 737-800 Aircraft

Chinese startup Fuzhou Airlines (FU) welcomed its first direct-delivered Boeing 737-800 aircraft at Fuzhou Changle International Airport (FOC) on Oct. 17. The 737-800, Registration B-7105, is painted with logo of 2015 National Youth Games on its fuselage, which started operating Fuzhou-Haikou and Fuzhou-Shanghai Pudong routes after the welcoming ceremony. Fuzhou Airlines is a regio...

Check-in Counters to Be Closed 45 Mins Before Departure at Shenzhen Airport

Check-in counters for all domestic flights will be closed 45 minutes, instead of the current 30 minutes, prior to the scheduled time of departure at Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport (SZX) starting October 13. the airport said in a statement. The latest move is to provide customers with a safer, more punctual and smoother travel experience, said the airport. The adjustment...

China's Aviation Officials Took Bribes in Exchange for Favouring Airlines: Graft Watchdog

Some senior executives of China's Civil Aviation Administration were found to have used their power over flight routes and schedule planning to ask for huge bribes from airline companies, according to the findings of inspectors sent by the Communist Party's graft watchdog. "Some people made use of their authority to grant approvals to receive huge amount of bribes and giv...

Bank of China Votes for IPO of Aviation Leasing Unit in HK

Bank of China Ltd, the country's fourth biggest commercial bank, has voted to spin off its aviation leasing unit in a Hong Kong share sale, the lender said in a statement to the Shanghai Stock Exchange. BOC Aviation Pte Ltd will raise funds by selling no more than 40 percent of the firm through a listing of new and old shares on the main board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, the statement...

Air China Posts Double-Digit Capacity Growth in September

Air China Limited (CA) reported two-digit growth in both passenger and cargo capacity in September to meet strong demand in the peak travel month. The flag carrier announced Available Seat Kilometers (ASK) increased 11.7% in September compared with the same period last year, including 9.7% growth on domestic routes, 17.1% growth on international routes and 0.9% growth on regional routes. Pas...

China's Ten Busiest Airports in National Day Holiday

During the past week-long National Day holiday, as many as 9 million people traveled through Chinese airports, according to statistics released by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) on Oct. 8. Passenger numbers reached 8.96 million during the period, up 9.8 percent year on year, the statistics shows. Domestic passengers increased 10 percent to 7.82 million compared with the same...

Air China Expands Beijing-New York Footprint, Adding Flights to Newark Airport

In order to further meet the buoyant demand for air travel between China and the United States, Air China will add more flights to its Beijing-New York schedule from October 26, 2015. The newly-added flights will serve Newark Liberty International Airport, offering an additional easy travel option for travelers between the two regions. Newark Liberty International Airport is one of the five big...

Tianjin Airport Opens 2nd Runway Today

As Tianjin Airlines (GS) flight GS6551 landed smoothly at Tianjin Binhai International Airport (TSN)'s second runway at 9:06 a.m. on Oct. 15, the airport's second runway 16L/34R welcomed its first flight after being put into service. In recent years, the passenger throughout of Tianjin airport has been in the forefront among domestic airports. Its aircraft movements have surge...