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Man Hides Morphine in His Crotch, Arrested at Guangzhou Airport

A male passenger was arrested at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (CAN) last Friday after trying to pass security with morphine hidden in his crotch. At around 8:00 on Oct. 9 when a male passenger was getting through security at Guangzhou airport, the security staff spotted something abnormal in his crotch. After inspection they found a black plastic film wrappage under his...

Russia’s 18 regions to participate in Harbin EXPO

A total of 1,279 companies and organizations are expected to take part in the Expo The Russian delegation at the second China-Russia Expo opening in China’s Harbin on Monday will represent 18 regions and will comprise about 4,000 people, Nadezhda Agirova of the Ministry of Industry and Trade told TASS. "The exposition will feature presentations of 18 regions, including Buryatia...

Bullied Cabin Crew on Chinese Airline Forced to Lie in Overhead Luggage Racks

An airline based in southwest China has promised to stop bullying by members of its staff after new cabin crew were forced to lie in aircraft overhead luggage lockers. Kunming Airlines issued a statement saying it would stamp out the behaviour. Pictures of cabin crew forced into lockers went viral after they were posted online over the weekend. The photographs were published on...

Graft Probe Nets Another Executive at China Southern

At least one senior manager at China Southern Airlines, the mainland's largest airline, has been taken away for investigation as a sector-wide graft probe that saw the removal of four senior managers at the airline in one week earlier this year widens. Liu Qian, a deputy manager in charge of operations, was taken away on Friday, a source told the South China Morning Post. A company spoke...

Smaller Chinese Cities Lure More Airlines to Fly Direct International Flights from Their Airports

Expect an ever increasing number of direct flights connecting global metropolises with second- and third-tier mainland cities you may never have heard of, as the Chinese middle class's growing appetite for air travel puts more mainland airports on the map for airline companies. Xi'an to Sydney, Chengdu to Osaka, Shenyang to San Francisco ... those are but a few of the direct routes bein...

Mount Wutai Airport Expected to Open by Year's End

An  airport on Mount Wutai near the city of Xinzhou, Shanxi province had in its first test run on Oct 5, which will be followed by a check of navigation equipment, lighting, and flight procedures by the civil aviation authority so that it could be open to traffic by the end of this year, giving the famous Buddhist holy site and world heritage site a real tourism boost. The airport cou...

Fuzhou Airlines Welcomes Its First Foreign Pilot

As passengers embarked on Fuzhou Airlines (FU) flight FU6519 and started another comfortable journey from Fuzhou to Shanghai on Oct. 5, they didn't know that the captain in command of their flight was the carrier's first foreign pilot. The 53-year-old captain Janos is from Hungary. Being strong and muscular, the 1.8-meter-tall captain always wears an amiable smile. Before joinin...

Juneyao Airlines Makes Big Screen Debut in Times Square

Promotional film of Juneyao Airlines (HO) was displayed on the big screen in Times Square, New York City during the National Day holiday, a move to raise its brand visibility and expand into the international market. The Shanghai-based carrier promoted its brand on Thomson Reuters's large screens overlooking the Times Square between September 30 and October 2, to celebrate the airline&...

CAAC Grants Permits for 6 New Routes to HK/Macau/Taiwan in Q3 2015

The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has authorized six more routes connecting the Chinese mainland cities with Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan in the third quarter of 2015, according to an announcement posted on its website on October 10. From July to September 2015, the CAAC granted permits for three Chinese mainland airlines and one Taiwan carrier to launch six new routes to Ho...

Singapore Airlines Plane Collapses at Changi Airport

The nose gear of a Singapore Airlines (SIA) plane collapsed on Sunday morning (Oct. 11) at Changi Airport, confirmed the airline in response to queries from Channel NewsAsia. There were no passengers or crew on board at the time, said SIA. At the time of the collapse, which happened around 8:00 a.m., one engineer was on the aircraft but was not hurt, added the airline. "Singap...

Qingdao Airlines to Rebrand as Newloong Air, Unveils First A320 - Sources

China's startup Qingdao Airlines (QW) is to be rebranded itself as Newloong Air once its shareholding transfer is completed. According to a source familiar with the matter, the first aircraft for Newloong Air has completed its first flight in Toulouse, France, which is an Airbus A320-200 (Registration B-8283) featuring semi-finished new livery of the rebranded airline....

China Eastern Recruiting Students for Pilot Training

Aiming to address the problem of pilot shortage in the country, a Chinese airline has intensified its efforts to recruit high school students for pilot training, the media reported on Friday. The Shanghai-based China Eastern Airlines plans to recruit 100 high school students for enrollment in 10-year programmes at aviation colleges, China.org reported. "We are recruiting more...